SkyBox Labs Partners with 343 Industries on Development of Halo Infinite
VANCOUVER, BC, 26 July 2018 – Vancouver game development studio, SkyBox Labs, has partnered with 343 Industries on various Halo games, including Halo 5: Forge for Windows 10, the Xbox One X enhancements for Halo 5: Guardians and is currently part of the development team of Halo Infinite. Revealed at this year’s E3 Expo, Halo Infinite – the next chapter of the legendary franchise, features the return of the Master Chief. SkyBox Labs is excited to continue this partnership with 343 Industries to aid in the development of Halo Infinite, working on features across the game including AI, gameplay, networking, and cutting-edge graphics features.
“343 Industries is excited to continue our partnership with SkyBox Labs on Halo Infinite, with their team doing great work across many areas of our project.” said Chris Lee, Head of Halo FPS at 343 Industries. “We have been working closely with 343 Industries on Halo projects for a number of years, and we’re thrilled to be part of this exciting time in Halo’s history,” said Shyang Kong, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs. “Seeing the new art style and the return of the Master Chief, combined with the technology of the Slipspace Engine, has our studio energized and focused on teaming up with our partners at 343 Industries to realize the vision of Halo Infinite,” added Steven Silvester, Co-founder, SkyBox Labs.
One of BC’s fastest growing game studios, SkyBox Labs had the largest growth among all BC game studios in 2017, almost doubling in size year over year to more than 100 team members, with most of the team working on Halo Infinite. The team’s rate of growth has continued into 2018, and the studio is actively hiring engineers, artists, and designers for Halo Infinite.
About SkyBox Labs
SkyBox Labs is a game development studio based in Vancouver, BC, Canada. The studio has developed titles alongside some of the world’s top publishers including Microsoft Studios, GungHo, and Electronic Arts. The studio is currently working on projects in the Halo universe, the Minecraft universe, and on unannounced internal IP. For more information visit www.skyboxlabs.com
The Halo Franchise
Exclusively published by Microsoft Studios and developed by 343 Industries, the Halo franchise is an award-winning collection of properties that has transcended video games and grown into a global entertainment phenomenon. Beginning with the original “Halo: Combat Evolved” (2001), the critically acclaimed and record-shattering series of games has reinvented how people think about video games and has since built a fan base of millions worldwide and inspired multiple New York Times best-selling novels, a live-action digital series, comic books, action figures, apparel and more.