According to sources at Bloomberg Lee has stepped away from the project, but remains a Microsoft employee.
“I have stepped back from Infinite and I am looking at future opportunities. I believe in the team and am confident they will deliver a great game and now is a good time for me to step away.”
Microsoft responded to Bloomberg with the following statement:
“Chris Lee remains a Microsoft employee and while he has stepped back from Halo: Infinite right now, we appreciate all he has done for the project to date”
It seems Chris Lee has been sidelined with the addition of Joe Staten and Pierre Hintze. He will not be working on Halo Infinite any longer.
It’s been a rough couple of months for the team at 343i. After a poor showing of Halo Infinite at the Xbox Games Showcase back in July the game was delayed to 2021. While August last year another high profile figure at the company left the project in the middle of development.