Aaron Linde is moving on to join Riot Games.
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Lead narrative designer for Halo Infinite, Aaron Linde, announced that he is parting ways from 343 Industries and joining Riot Games. Linde made the announcement via Twitter with a little video that fans of the Neon Genesis Evangelion anime will probably enjoy.

Further tweets by Linde say that he is "departing 343 Industries to pursue a new opportunity in 2022." He continues on, "It was a terrifically difficult decision; Halo Infinite will remain one of the proudest achievements of my career for the rest of my life. I'm so grateful to have been a part of it. I want to thank my dear colleagues at 343 for making the best game I've ever worked on, our incredible voice cast for elevating our work in every single line delivery, and our players for joining us on this wild-ass journey. You made 2021 an incredibly special year for me."

Linde will be joining the R&D department at Riot Games. This is where new game ideas are born such as last year's The Ruined King and Hextech Mayhem.

Linde previously worked for gaming outlets Shacknews and Destructoid. He then went on to help write for the Gears of War games starting in 2008. He also helped write story content for Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and was the lead writer for Battleborne. (Battleborne was a great game and I will not hear otherwise.) Linde was also the narrative designer on Guild Wars 2: Living World before he joined Bungie to work on Destiny 2: Shadowkeep. He then joined 343 Industries in 2019.