Former Bungie veteran Joseph Staten is in fact the lead writer for Keiji Inafune's ReCore for the Xbox One.
An article published by the NYTimes, suggests that Staten is the lead writer for Inafune's new Xbox One title. Staten joined Twitter some months ago, after which he announced that he's helping out Microsoft Game Studios telling stories for Scalebound, ReCore, Quantum Break, and Crackdown.
As the article from the NYTimes is correct though, Staten is not merely helping Microsoft out, but is ReCore's lead writer.
In the NYTimes article, Staten was asked about female characters in games such as ReCore. In ReCore, main female character Joule tries to revive the human race. According to Staten, how she does this, will be rather unconventional.
Staten on ReCore and its main character
“The male gender does not have the monopoly on heroism,” he said. “Joule is emblematic of this conviction, and we hope she’s a character who stands strong and stands out in a market filled with male heroes.”
With Staten being the lead writer on ReCore, we have high hopes for this title. Staten has been Microsoft's Halo writer and director of cinematics since the original Halo. He left Microsoft back in 2009 for a job as writer and design director on Destiny. As of January 2014 though, Staten is back at Microsoft as Senior Creative Director.
Xbox One exclusive ReCore was announced at the E3 of 2015, and is to be developed by Keiji Inafune's studio, Comcept. Inafune is joined by Metroid Prime developer Armature Studio.
ReCore tells the story of Joule on her quest to save mankind, and will feature a mysterious, dynamic world.
As one of the last remaining humans on a planet controlled by robotic foes bent on your destruction, you must forge friendships with a courageous group of robot companions, each with unique abilities and powers. Lead this band of unlikely heroes on an epic adventure through a mysterious, dynamic world.
Features of ReCore:
All-New IP From Legendary Developers
Legendary creator Keiji Inafune and his staff at comcept Inc. teams up with Armature Studio (the makers behind the critically acclaimed “Metroid Prime” franchise) and Microsoft Studios for a new original adventure. Developed for Xbox One, “ReCore” marries tried-and-true action-adventure gameplay with incredible visuals, a unique art style and an emotionally engaging story.
A Band of Robot Companions
Throughout the adventure, you will encounter a variety of enigmatic robots. Many will be foes bent on your destruction, but some will be courageous companions for you to bond with and lead in battles during your epic adventure.
Innovative Blend of Exploration and Combat
Developed by comcept Inc. and Armature Studio (the makers of “Metroid Prime”), and pulling from their collective years of expertise and inspiration from classic action-adventure games, “ReCore” provides a fresh gameplay experience full of exploration and strategic combat for action-adventure fans.
A Mysterious and Dynamic World
Explore a beautifully rendered and unique world as Joule, one of the last remaining humans on the planet. Access new dungeons and other locations within shifting sandstorms, and dive into a world full of hidden treasures.
The action-adventure is slated for Spring 2016 release.