Matt Soell was an employee at Bungie Studios, from 1995 to 2003. He worked on Marathon, Myth, and Halo: Combat Evolved. He also was the voice of Crewman 1 in Halo: Combat Evolved. During the production of Halo 1, he posted a series of updates as to how the game was coming along called Matt's Bungie Update. When Bungie began work on Halo 2, this torch was taken up by Frank O'Connor. In Halo, the Soell System and the Soellkraft 8 Gauge Shell are named after him.
April 25, 2003 was his last day at Bungie and he released this statement:
- "Before the juicy conspiracy theories start, I'd like to state for the record that there's no intrigue or drama behind this decision ... It's just time for me to do something different.
- Working at Bungie is probably the best thing that's happened to me. I've learned a lot and enjoyed myself immensely. I've had the honor of working with some of the most intelligent, creative, fun people on the planet.
- When I started at Bungie, my job title was The Man in the Online Asbestos Suit. Now I'm the Community Guy. Things have changed. Getting paid to watch them change is nice work if you can get it.
- -Matt Soell
- Community Guy/Keeper of the Bungie Way
- 1/16/95 - 4/25/03 "