Microsoft's Executive Vice President has just claimed a Hall of Fame position with the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) for her work to turn out Halo titles who are also the leader of 343 Industries.
Amazingly honored and humble-thank AIAS, 343 Industries, and Halo fans worldwide for continued support. https://t.co/C5gIKHVgZ9
– Bonnie Ross (@PlutonForEver) December 18, 2018
Ross was responsible for establishing 343 Industries shortly after Microsoft and the creator studio Bungie parties ways on their joint Halo venture.
While 343 Industries have been the only arbitrators of the continued space odyssey franchise, Ross has also used the studio to see beyond Halo and drive further innovation in Microsoft's other platforms.
Rosss Slot Machine includes work on the NBA Full Court Press for Windows, Counter-Strike for Xbox, Dungeon Siege, Fuzion Frenzy, Gears of War, Jade Empire, Mass Effect, NBA Inside Drive, Pandora Box, Psychonauts and Zoo Tycoon among others.
Aside from the management of Ross, there is also a $ 6 billion gaming license in Halo. Ross is also keen on the benefits of voice promoting STEM, her efforts to bring diversity to technology and games that include focus on underrepresented groups such as smaller ities and children.
"It is thanks to Bonnie's vision and drives to combine art and technology that has allowed the Halo universe to flourish in so many different media and platforms," said Meggan Scavio, president, academic interactive art and science. "As with her deep passion for expanding the diversity of games and encouraging STEM education among women, as well as all youngsters, it's really inspiring. Her positive heritage and leadership has helped advances interactive entertainment and will affect gamblers and ambitious game producers for generations who will come. "
Ross will join the Hall of Fame and be awarded the position at the 22rd Annual DICE Awards Ceremony on Wednesday, February 1
Together with managing day by day with Microsoft's Executive Vice President, Ross will undoubtedly get his hands to send the next part of the Halo franchise, Infinite.
Halo Infinite is billed as the next stage in Halo's game revolution and with the Xbox set to release up to three new consoles that all target different aspects of games, it will be interesting to see what Ross and her team are on top.
Further Reading: 343 Industries, AIAS, Bonnie Ross, Bungie, Hall Of Fame, Halo, Halo Infinite, Microsoft, STEM