343 Industries hiring producer and concept artist for new Halo title

With Halo 5 Guardians, Halo: The Master Chief Collection and Halo: Nightfall on the way you would think that there’s enough of that franchise to go around as is it, but apparently 343 Industries already has another project in the works. According to the Microsoft careers website, a Senior Producer position for “a new project line in the Halo universe” has just opened. The job description hints that 343 will be working in collaboration with another studio for the upcoming title.

“343 Industries is looking for a Senior Producer to help develop a new project line in the Halo universe. This is your chance to work on one of the most exciting and creative intellectual properties in the industry with one of the industry’s most talented teams. As a Publishing Senior Producer, you are core to aiding the productivity of your development partner and ensure you remove any roadblocks for them whilst driving forward and representing the project’s needs internally. The ideal candidate will be able to gracefully shift between different teams (internal and external) aiding them were necessary and contributing to overall smooth running of the project/projects.”

Additionally, the careers website also has an opening for a Senior Concept Artist. This position requires applicants to be able to convey design for things such as environments, vehicles, props, and weapons. This combined with the fact that the game requires two studios to develop makes us believe that we re looking at a new major installation in the series rather that just a spin-off. But this is just a wild guess and 343 Industries didn’t make any announcement about this so we can only speculate for now.

“Microsoft Game Studios’ Halo team is looking for a sharp eye and a deft hand to help breathe a fresh vision into a new Halo experience. Teamwork, innovation, attention-to-detail and unbridled passion are characteristics we look for in all of our artists. If you are a top talent looking for an exciting, high profile project to challenge you, this is where you need to be. The Senior Concept Artist is central in establishing the overall vision of the universe, working with the Art Director to create imagery that will communicate the visual experience, excite the team, and help blueprint all the aspects of the game for content authoring. He/she should bring a world class understanding of composition and color, a strong ability to render exciting industrial design, and a firm grasp of the practical aspects of content creation. ”

Interestingly enough, this project seems to have been in the works for a while already as the Concept Artist position has been posted on June 6. But then again, maybe 343 is looking for a new artist for Halo 5 Guardians and they just didn’t mentioned it. We’ll let you know as soon as we learn something else so stay tuned.