F*ck it, lets make Joe Head of XGS
I'm all for it. No offense to Bonnie, but let's face it, too many issues at 343 have taken place under her leadership. The MCC launch debacle, the Halo 5 issues (poor writing which lead to the worst received campaign in the series, randomized lootboxes, and Hunt The Truth marketing campaign that had nothing to do with the game itself), Halo Infinite apparently having nearly 2/3rds of it's open world content cut (which explains the 3 missing biomes from the Slipspace engine reveal trailer), the Halo Infinite 2020 disaster demo, the Halo Infinite missing features on launch (forge, raytracing weather, campaign co-op), the Halo Infinite poor monetization and progression on launch, the Halo Infinite low map count on release. I could go on. Some of those issues are likely on Microsoft rather than her, but the fact remains, under her leadership 343 has had many struggles. Time to oust her and give Joe a chance, he has worked miracles on Infinite's campaign in the last year and a few months.
I said Head of XGS, not 343i! Lol.
But sure, I think Joe could be promoted further though it seems many of Infinite's issues aren't able to be blamed on Bonnie, the contract stuff is Microsoft's issue, the engine being a bitch is what it is, it isn't easy to fix it when you have to drop staff every 18 months too, those things have a knock on effect on everything else and Tbf Halo Infinite Campaign and MP has been met with high praise so it has been a success in the end despite the big hurdles.
Monetisation is likely Microsoft too, it's always the business execs.
I think it's best for 343 to have some stability for now, Joe is leading Campaign, Pierre is leading Multiplayer and those were recent major changes, Halo Infinite is a "10 year project" so I would see how they do for the first few years, I mean, they'll have autonomy to run their specific teams how they want, if Joe is promoted to Bonnie's position then who takes over his position as Head of Campaign? I think we give this some time first or make Joe co-head so he isn't stretched too thin.