Bungie veteran of 15 years, Joseph Staten, has announced on the Bungie website that he is to leave the studio.

Staten who was working on Bungie’s next big thing – Destiny – is leaving the former Halo studio to follow new challenges.

“After 15 great years at Bungie, from the battlefields of Myth to the mysteries of Halo and beyond, I’m leaving to tackle new creative challenges. While this may come as a surprise, fear not,” Staten wrote.

“It’s been my pleasure building Destiny these past four years, and after the big reveal this Summer, our hugely talented team is on track for greatness. I’ll be cheering all of them, with all of you, when the game launches next year. Thank you for your support of me, and your continued support of Bungie. We couldn’t have done it without you.”

[via VG247]