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What Microsoft and Sony have to say about THE Bungie deal

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So yesterday we head the shocking news about Bungie signing up to be bed buddies with Activision for the next 10 years.

Thankfully they appear to have covered all their bases and will not allow any interference into the development process which means this deal is just great news for all gamers.

Whether you like the Halo series or not its hard to deny that it was an industry changing game and I am looking forward to seeing what Bungie come up with now that they are free to do as they please.

Microsoft was the first to respond to the news and has simply stated

“Our partnership with Bungie as a first-party developer for Xbox 360 remains unchanged, and right now we’re deeply engaged with them on the development of Halo Reach, which is poised to be the biggest game of 2010”

So they are pretty much just concentrating on their own house for now which I guess is fine.

Sony also joined the party by twittering

"Congrats to Bungie. Marrying their creative minds and incredible talent to the power of PS3 will be like giving PS3 fans Halo on steroids.”

We don’t know what the new Bungie IP is but I do think that Sony’s tweet about Halo on steroids is simply a saying and not an indication of Halo or something Halo like arriving on the PS3.

Source: CVG

Last Updated: April 30, 2010


  1. WitWolfyZA

    April 30, 2010 at 08:48

    Good for them… Now we can see what they really CAN do!


  2. batman

    April 30, 2010 at 09:24

    Lets face it, Bungie are not as good a developer as people make them out to be. Now that they are multiplatform, hopefully the Xbots will be able to admit to this.


    • Gavin Mannion

      April 30, 2010 at 09:40

      What Bungie excel at is building a community and collectin stats. They are unmatched in that genre and I don’t hear as many people complaining about the glitches in Halo 3 as they do in MW2 and everyone says that Infinity Ward are awesome developers.


      • Adolph Current

        April 30, 2010 at 09:44

        I believe the rumour is that bungie’s next IP will involve a subscription-based model (MMO? I doubt it, maybe an FPO with monthly subscription), which obviously is making Bobby Kotick’s nipples erect.


  3. ewie

    April 30, 2010 at 09:40

    At the end of the day this is a good deal for gamers, and I suspect more and more companies will go this route in future, as with any new IP to be able to sell an additional 500 000 or 1000000 games by adding a additional platform just make good business, face it not every new game will be a HALO, it took COD 4 iterations to be the success it have become.


  4. Parker

    April 30, 2010 at 12:04

    Bungie’s overrated. Halo’s incredibly overrated. Online capabilites may be good but the actual game is the epitome of generic shooters. It would be better compared to Unreal Tournament than Modern Warfare (also overrated). So I can’t say I care about this deal.
    Bad Company 2 ftw.


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