The Daily Moot: Halo Infinite Project Director Steps DownNews Picks
1. Halo Infinite Project Director Steps Down
Chris Lee, the lead project director for the highly-anticipated Halo Infinite, has left the project after the game’s most recent delay. In his statement Lee said, “I have stepped back from Infinite and I am looking at future opportunities.” Lee is the third director who has now left Halo Infinite, following the departures of creative director Tim Longo and lead producer Mary Olsen. Halo Infinite was originally slated to be a launch game alongside the upcoming Xbox Series X/S, but is now expected to arrive sometime next year.
2. Valorant Rollback Riot Games has rolled back yesterday’s Valorant update, calling it a “technical nightmare.” Patch 1.11 marked the long-awaited arrival of left-hand view as well as Valorant’s newest agent, Skye, but was only live for a couple of hours before Riot decided to abandon ship and roll the game back to a previous version. It’s unclear when exactly Patch 1.11 will re-launch, but Riot said that they plan to wait until later in the week once they “can figure out a less disruptive time for the Valorant First Strike Qualifiers.”
3. K/DA “More” Music Video League of Legends K-pop group K/DA has premiered the music video for their latest track “More.” More marks the debut appearance of the newly-released champion and K/DA member Seraphine, and features vocal performances from artists such as (G)I-DLE, Lexie Liu, and Jaira Burns. The virtual group will be releasing their first album “ALL OUT EP” on November 6; you can check out the music video for More below.
4. Dave Kosak Leaves Blizzard Dave Kosak has left Blizzard Entertainment. Kosak had been with the studio for 12 years and had served as the lead narrative designer for World of Warcraft and the lead mission designer for Hearthstone. In his statement, Kosak said that it was time to “move on” from Blizzard and announced that he will be taking on an “important role” at the newly established studio Deviation Games. Deviation Games has yet to share any details about their debut outing, but Kosak said it’s a project that “will make you go whoa.”
5. AMD GPUs Revealed AMD has finally revealed their RX 6000 series GPUs. Set to go toe-to-toe with Nvidia’s RTX 3000 series GPUs, AMD claims that their “Big Navi” RX 6900 XT is able to achieve benchmarks comparable to the RTX 3090, but it appears that AMD’s card requires “rage mode” enabled in order to do so. The first batch of RX 6000 series GPUs are set to arrive on November 18; you can check out AMD’s reveal of the cards below.