Bungie and Capcom teaming up?

Mega Man creator Keiji Inafune pays visit to House of Halo, expresses interest in collaborating on future project "if things clicked."

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Source: Halo creator Bungie's official Web site.

What we heard: Though it declared independence from Microsoft in October 2007, Bungie has seemingly continued to operate as an internal studio of the influential publisher. Next week, the publisher will release its latest Xbox 360-exclusive installment in the Halo franchise--Halo 3: ODST--and Halo: Reach is planned for Microsoft's console in 2010. However, beyond Reach, Bungie has said that it "probably" won't be returning to its famed franchise.

In July, the studio said that it was close to landing a publishing deal for a new intellectual property. Last week, a potential indication of which publisher would be picking up the studio's newest game surfaced, when Bungie revealed that Mega Man creator and current Capcom head of researchand development and online business Keiji Inafune stopped by its Kirkland offices.

"Bungie is an amazing studio that has made incredible games," said Inafune as part of an interview the developer posted. "So I was always curious about how they made their games in hopes of being up to add some of the flavor into Capcom games. Also, I wanted to come down to Bungie in order to see just how well our philosophies on game design matched up. If things clicked, I know it would be interesting to collaborate together on a title in the future."

Tossing out further hints of a potential partnership, Inafune stated, "As I mentioned before, a Bungie-Capcom collaboration would certainly create something amazing as well…but I guess we'll have to see if the next twenty years holds something that special or not."

The official story: Neither Bungie nor Capcom had responded to requests for comment as of press time.

Bogus or not bogus?: Though both Inafune and Bungie were ambiguous about the potential of a publishing deal, the implications behind the Capcom executive's visit cannot be ignored.

Discussion

269 comments
Whatsworkethic
Whatsworkethic

I can imagine it now... The game starts with Master Chief trying to escape an exploding covenant ship. He enters an escape pod but before the doors completely shut behind him, a hunter sticks its shield inbetween the doors and prys it open then enters. A video of an epic close combat fight between the hunter and Master Chief then follows. The video ends when you see Master Chief kill the hunter with his bare hands as a planet comes into view of the escape pod. The pod crashes on the planet and the weaponless Master chief takes the hunter's fuel rod cannon and puts it on his arm (Mega Man style). He then leaves the pod and finds the planet covered in monsters. 3rd person shooter monster hunter type play then begins. You go around killing giant disfigured monsters as the plot unfolds reveiling a test that involved a virus tested on the normal animals of the planet turning them into monsters... My imagination ends there but what I thought of so far seems pretty cool.

marinel95
marinel95

next thing u know master cheif could punch a giant hole in the ground

FF_fan2004
FF_fan2004

I have a sudden image of Master Chief sneaking behind, slitting the throats of Capcom characters and sniping others for some strange reason. I think there must be something wrong with the pint of cider I just had. Just imagine having a Smash Bros-style game that featured all of the Capcom games and Bungie... All I can think of is that it would be cloudy with a chance of raining bullets.

bgerm52
bgerm52

thats a sweet snniper hes holding

AlfaxD_Centauro
AlfaxD_Centauro

Bungie it have only Halo (boring now). And Capcom have a lot of Sagas, much better Games than Bungie. I think Bungie as a partner with Capcom, is not a good Idea. There are better Developers than Bungie, to be partner with Capcom.

walkingdream
walkingdream

Um Bungie incase you didn't know bungie made its favorite FPS of all time list and Halo wasn't even even in the top 7? i think Half Life 1 got first , Very ignorant Post below

Yojimbo25
Yojimbo25

Bungie: Yeah we are done with the Halo franchise and looking to start another intellectual property. Capcom: Oh really, what is this other property. Bungie: Well we want to do something that no one has ever done before. We want to make a third person shooter! Capcom: Eh, its been done before, we have done it before with Lost Planet. Bungie: No way man, nobody has done this before. Just like when we created the FPS genre with Halo! Capcom: Wait.. There were FPS before Halo. Bungie: No sir you are wrong, we created the FPS genre, I think you are misunderstood. Capcom: Sorry but this isn't going to work out. You guys are way too arrogant for us, good day to you sir. Bungie: Damn I can't believe they are passing up perfection here... That is how it will happen if Bungie and Capcom try to sit down and talk, at least in my mind LOL

HerbalVideogame
HerbalVideogame

I think if anything Aaron, it would look bad for Capcom.

sfkm2
sfkm2

Hmmm If they do team up together. It probably about Lost Planet. They probably going make Lost Planet like the Halo Series. (Lost Planet Versus Online???) I don't know. I'm just guessing. OR Something very new.

Aaron_Knuts1
Aaron_Knuts1

this will look bad for halo. what does capcom know about halo?!

mbrauns1
mbrauns1

reach will be sick, theres no doubt about that. But it'll be a sad day when bungie leaves halo behind and someone else picks it up to ruin the Master Chief on Onyx

rockyheart
rockyheart

hi guys any one know about halo reach???

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

@ opoolo3737 story doesnt have to be the whole game... like graphics and gameplay its a good mixture of all and you say four is good, and yeah it's a great game but i played third strike so hehe... i was one of the people annoyed by the changes... but having "stupid characters" and a "stupid story" doesnt make it a bad game at all

norik434
norik434

Bunguie Vs Capcom?!?!? that would be cool XD

scarface_dm
scarface_dm

@FallenAngel the only thing sad is that you cant play Halo lol Get a 360 already

DaIamar
DaIamar

Yeah, Kojima-san also said that MGS2 is the last metal gear game, then the same thing about Snake Eater, then...you know the story. Millions of people will buy even a box of s**it, if it's Halo written on it. I could't care less about Halo, but there will be more of it.

opoolo3737
opoolo3737

@Gooshnads actually I don't much care for halo. It's gameplay was meh If I'm a super soldier why can't I run. I did enjoy the story though. Street Fighter is "ok" nothing amazing. It has some soso gameplay. 4 was much better than the previous installments just because its always great to have a fighting game where your guy attacks when you press the button. It still has a idiotic story and some of the dumbest characters I've ever seen.

S_Pac_316
S_Pac_316

Hmm, Capcom vs. Bungie...that would rock but somehow, I doubt that will happen. But yeah, Mega Man vs. Master Chief...Konoko(from Oni) vs. Cammy...those possibilities are endless! It would be an XB360 exclusive of course...heh, ok I'll stop now.

mospy
mospy

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xtremeflem2day
xtremeflem2day

Capcom usually puts something in the game that nearly ruins it for me personally, for example not being able to walk while aiming in RE5, but their games are still amazing otherwise, and halo 3 is unique, whether or not people want to admit it, and its gonna be interesting to see what both of em can come up with.

Topgamer220
Topgamer220

@scarface_dm WHY SHOULD IT BE AN EXCLUSIVE BRO???

iandizion713
iandizion713

Bungie and Capcom team up for a MMORPG... O.O

Maine_Tank
Maine_Tank

I just thought no they dont need to join cause then they going to be making games for PS3

Varlos01
Varlos01

Why do people always say "everyone is tired of HALO"? I assure you, WE are not.

shenron43
shenron43

Them making a game together could make quite a interesting game by all respects.

SpiritOfFire117
SpiritOfFire117

@Simulator Shock. Bungie was planning to stop making Halo after Reach regardless of MS. And what's wrong with more Halo? I certainly don't want it to end. I'm sure you don't want MGS to end after Rising and neither do I.

kg927
kg927

Sounds like Dead Rising 3 will be the best game ever.

parhar67
parhar67

cool this could be interesting

RockHumanZero
RockHumanZero

I don't know about the people here, but this just made my day!

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

Resident Evil: The Spartan Cronicals hahaha i could go on and on

Blu-Fan-Boy
Blu-Fan-Boy

Imagine seeing a Devil May Cry - Halo cross over :P

joshkleinwaks
joshkleinwaks

u dont get it, microsoft has total exclusive rights for halo, sega first of all gave the consoles on 2001, secondly microsoft wont be giving up anytime soon and in their deal with bungie, they have exclusive right to halo and its now in hands of 343 studios which is part of microsoft

Gooshnads
Gooshnads

@opoolo3737 if you don't think street fighter is a good series at all then you need to get out of your halo fanboy hole

bowlingotter
bowlingotter

Maybe this means good PC ports for Bungie titles? :-)

LORDTWINKIE
LORDTWINKIE

a new conker game would be nice wat ever happened 2 conker

Simulator_Shock
Simulator_Shock

"We probably won't be making any more Halo games after Halo Reach." Who are they kidding? They'll be stuck making Halo games forever.

LORDTWINKIE
LORDTWINKIE

a megaman game thats rated m this isnt gonna work out right dead rising would be nice master cheief was in dead or alive 4 though

bubnux
bubnux

I personally think Bungie is capable of a game much better than Halo, I guess they're looking for a new sugar daddy to prove it to the world.

Boredrandomguy
Boredrandomguy

why cant playstation and xbox join. end all this sh*t goin on constantly between the two :(