Yesterday, Microsoft confirmed that former Konami employee Ryan Payton
will be joining Microsoft Game Studios. Payton will join a newly formed team that is responsible for all current and upcoming Halo
In response to a rumor that Payton had been tapped as the lead producer for the long awaited Peter Jackson Halo Project
, Microsoft would only confirm Payton was one of many employees recently hired to make up the new team, according to EDGE Online
Among the other members of the Halo
team announced is fan favorite ex-Bungie employee, Frank O'Connor
. as well as former members of Gearbox, id and Pseudo Interactive.
Payton, who is best known for his work as an assistant producer on Metal Gear Solid 4
, left Konami in August.