Bungie "split" with Microsoft

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  1. jimmy j
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    Bungie and Microsoft Corp. today announced a plan for Bungie Studios, the developers of Microsoft’s “Halo” franchise, to become a privately held independent company, Bungie, LLC, in which Microsoft will hold a minority equity interest. As part of this transaction, Bungie and Microsoft have forged a deep and long-term development and publishing relationship focused on the continued success of the “Halo” franchise. It is also the intent of both parties to expand their partnership to include new IP created and owned by Bungie.

    Bungie Statement

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  2. Hadrian

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    So I guess not much would change seeing Microsoft still have their claws in them. Bungie had creative control anyway before hand so...meh?
     
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    We might see some Bungie games on DS

     
  4. mkoo

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    halo for wii?
    oh I was about to edit my post [​IMG]
    May be they'll make a spin off series for other platform
     
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    Nah...just mobiles and DS, nothing that will cut into Microsoft's sales. They've already announced mobile Halo, theres been a couple of Microsoft DS titles and Rare is doing Viva Pinate.
     
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    They should make Oni 2.

    I loved that game [​IMG]
     
  7. jumpman17

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    LOL. Not more then 20 minutes ago I was digging through my box of PC games and ran across Oni and went, oh yeah. I remember this game, this game was awesome. And then I saw Bungie at the bottom and went WTF?
     
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    That was a quite a nice game but kinda got a little ignored sadly.
     
  9. Maikel Steneker

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    Hey guys, Halo on the DS won't happen. Not without Microsofts permission I mean. Microsoft still has the Halo rights.
     
  10. AshuraZro

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    Of course they would still develop primarily on a Microsoft platform, they've been developing on a Microsoft platform for nearly a decade! Kinda makes sense to stick to what you know, wouldn't you think? What would be nice to know is if they have any grand plans for a new series, perhaps something that would mark their return to the Mac? hmmmmmm? [​IMG]
     
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    Good for them.

    Now create a good IP and release it on the PSP!
     
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    From a Kotaku interview:

    Kotaku: With this new independence are you allowed to start playing around with developing titles for Nintendo and Sony?

    Brian Jarrard: For the foreseeable future we're focused on Microsoft platforms and the Xbox and Xbox 360 have obviously been very good to us.

    Kotaku: The whole Halo on the DS rumor just doesn't want to die, do you see that in the cards?

    Brian Jarrard: This rumor has been circulating for a while and as you know we even saw some real life screens and assets this week. Ultimately it's up to Microsoft to decide if and when they take Halo to a different platform. That particular demo was in fact created and I believe it was an unsolicited pitch a long time ago but nothing ever came of it.

    Full Q&A: http://kotaku.com/gaming/feature/bungie-ow...e-qa-307656.php
     
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    Halo DS/Wii might not happen, but we might get something just as good: Marathon.
     
  16. jimmy j
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    Halo DS (microsoft should totally publish this)








    ZOMG! HALO 3 FOR DS!!!!!!!! [​IMG]


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  17. JPH

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    Yeah, maybe this is a good thing.

    Let's all start bombarding Bungie with thousands of letters and emails about getting Halo 3 DS.

    But that would require a contract with Nintendo...?
     
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    I know the second video is probably just a video put on a flash cart or something, but if I knew a Halo game existed for the DS, I would not have bothered getting Goldeneye DS. Especially since I ended up a little underwhelmed by the game. [​IMG]
     
  19. cubin'

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    lol i knew it.

    all you guys in the other halo 4 ds thread were like 'no wai dudez microsoft wont let bungie go no wai' and i was like: "no way man it could happen, stranger things have happened before'


    awesomez

    bungie make excellent games so hopefully something shows up on the ds or wii
     
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    Take Two owns the rights to Oni (Halo was going to be published by them as well, before the Microsoft buyout), so it's unlikely Bungie will ever do a sequel. Also, most of the devs who were on that project were absorbed into one of Take Two's subsidiaries as part of a deal between them and Microsoft/Bungie IIRC.