Bungie still circling 360

Lead writer Frank O'Connor says Halo studio currently has "no plans" to create games for platforms other than Microsoft's console.

Though the initial rumors left many an industry watcher frothy with derision, Bungie Studios confirmed in October that it would be amicably splitting from Microsoft upon completion of the final installment its best-selling Halo trilogy. Though Microsoft would retain a minority stake in the lauded studio as well as maintain a publishing agreement, Bungie would return to its bachelorhood days as an independent, privately held developer.

With Bungie no longer tied to Microsoft, many speculated on whether the developer would lend projects to consoles other than the Xbox 360. While the option remains, Bungie lead writer Frank O'Connor has said that the developer isn't going to make the move any time soon, reports European industry news site Eurogamer. "We have no plans to work on any other platforms beyond 360 at this time," replied O'Connor to a fan's inquiry.

Following up O'Connor's statement, production director Jonty Barnes indicated that platforms outside of the Xbox 360 remain a possibility. "We're really focused on continuing our collaboration in making the best games we can, and that right now is on 360," he said. "It's our hope this relationship continues to be our strongest one, as we have a lot of respect for the people we have worked with at Microsoft."

In November, Bungie said that its Halo team was "running full speed" on new games in the franchise. The Kirkland, Washington-based studio also noted that new intellectual properties were in the works, though it declined to further elaborate on what those projects may be.

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DADA_007
DADA_007

HAHAAHA Guys my solution is completely wrong i know i was jocking with all of u don't angry with me

BloodMist
BloodMist

In other words they have secret projects that they're either contracted not to talk about, or simply don't want to at this point in time, for other systems.Just watch.

dnathug
dnathug

It would be cool to see Bungie expand their focus beyond just microsoft, maybe it will happen, i have no idea though, Peace

Eclipse_ShinRa
Eclipse_ShinRa

@s_emi_xxxxx, aww looks some is upset they wont get to play Bungie games.. MS cheap as cheap devs? lol good one if anythign Sony is cheap there ones who turned down GTAIV etc.. Go back to your Sony fanboy town.. Oh wait that Empire doesn't care about either.. If they did they wouldn't lie to its fanbase to much.. Why do you think, I jumped ship? I got sick of Sony..

s_emi_xxxxx
s_emi_xxxxx

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tak52
tak52

I like the wii i really do, but i don't see halo being a good wii game. Especially 3, i don't think the graphics would stand up. I commend bungie for sticking with the group that gave them the in to console gaming, i can't helping thinking that they are just sticking with ms just for profit reasons.

arfie18
arfie18

who owns the halo franchise anyway? bungie as the developer or MS as the publisher? because if MS owns it they sure as heck wont put it on the wii. the game(halo 1 or 2) would rock if it was on the wii though, but i doubt if the wii can run halo 3 seeing as the game is really graphics heavy. and lets face it, the wii, cool as it is, isnt as powerful compared to the 360 or the ps3.

knighthwk001
knighthwk001

thats dumb. wii would own with halo on it. with the wireless remotes, u couldmake actions, therefore enhancing gameplay. bungee rocks, but they need to sell to wii.

Masterchief2434
Masterchief2434

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dcmdream
dcmdream

yeah, what did DADA_007 say...(can't find it)

dcmdream
dcmdream

zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz (wake me up when Halo 4 is here......zzzzzzz)

arfie18
arfie18

@condemned100: yes it isn't. but i just liked to comment on what DADA_007 said. it just wasnt right.

arfie18
arfie18

hmm seems DADA_007 got it wrong... that's supposed to be (xbox360)^2 - 2(xbox360)(ps3) + (ps3)^2. (xbox360)^2 - 2(xbox360) != 0. you should brush up on ur math dude. in any case, perhaps bungie's separation from MS will mean more cool games in the future... who knows...

bulletwaster
bulletwaster

I agree that is the dummest post ever created it makes no sense ps3 and win in the same sentence without a negative word like doesn't.

agentkooper
agentkooper

DADA_007- I think that is the dumbest post I've ever seen

DADA_007
DADA_007

Formula (a-b) 2=a2-2(a)(b)+b2 Question (Xbox360-ps3)2 Solution (xbox 360)2 -2(xbox360)(ps3) +(ps3)2 Xbox360 2-2Xbox360ps3+ps3 2 2-2=0 Xbox 360=0 Ps3+ps32 =Ps3 3 means we get 3 ps3 ps3 wins

Homerj
Homerj

"I would love to see Bungie come out with some games for Wii and PS3." I think thats a moot point. Bungie has always catered to the more "hardcore" element of the gaming community, so I doubt they would bother to delve into the Wii. And honestly, what could possibly entice them to produce for the PS3 when the dev takes three times the work, the finished product is guaranteed to be of inferior quality due to the hardware constraints, and best case scenario gives then 1/10th the sales that they get on the 360? Unless Sony were to drop 50mil in their pockets with absolutely no strings attached, nothing PS3 will come from Bungie.

edhc44
edhc44

Hvac0120 [...] I would laugh at the petitions that would be created ala DMC! I'm sorry, but sometimes I get a kick out of what some gamers consider "controversy ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Well, and I laughed really hard at that DMC petition! XD

Homerj
Homerj

"The main reason that Bungie became independant is to make more money off the games that they make." No, the primary reason why Bungie regained its independance was for the purpose of gaining creative freedom. They were tired of MS games studio dictating schedules, projects and features within each game. They want to make games on their terms rather than at the behest of their publisher.

valcrist09
valcrist09

meh, i really dont care, i think it would be cool to see a new FPS on the Wii to use the controls or something, but I never liked Halo, so i dont care what bungie does.

Hvac0120
Hvac0120

I would love to see Bungie come out with some games for Wii and PS3. If not for any other reason, but to get MS fanboys to go nuts. I would laugh at the petitions that would be created ala DMC! I'm sorry, but sometimes I get a kick out of what some gamers consider "controversy"

Astral_Vapor
Astral_Vapor

I loves my Halo games, but I'm wanting to see them do something different for their next outing. Even if its Marathon (another FPS), I'll still be happy to see what they do.

steveguttenberg
steveguttenberg

The title of this article makes it sound like people from Bungie are flying around the Xbox, waiting for it to die so they can eat it. You know, like vultures. Anyway, I hope there will be a Halo 4.

marco0798
marco0798

Halo will always be Xbox only good enough for me.

nytrax
nytrax

Would have loved to see a Myth or Myth-like game (since they don't have the rights) on the Wii. That style of gameplay would so fit, much better than that old mouse flick control scheme they had in 1.

Azhar85
Azhar85

money....money....that all they know....so who cares about us....the gamers...then they should pay for what they after.....hahaha....

tmorri603
tmorri603

The main reason that Bungie became independant is to make more money off the games that they make. The Halo games made a lot of money but a lot of that went to Micorsoft. Now that they are independant, they will be able to make a bigger profit from their games. The only thing that I see Micorsoft doing is publishing the games. They will still get money but no were as much if they still owned Bungie. Bungie is now what I like to call a 2nd party developer. Sony has Sucker Punch (Sly Cooper) and a few others (can't remember their names right now) that can make games for other systems but just makes games for Sony's systems.

moppy43
moppy43

Nowadays, it's very rare to see a third-party developer stick to one system. Very RARE indeed. RARE. (If you didn't catch it already, you're probably dumb enough to have enjoyed Domino's oreo pizza.) Nintendo's partnership with Rare is one example of how a third party can show devotion to a particular company, but I think it's a tossup as to whether Bungie will do the same.

moppy43
moppy43

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bam226
bam226

Say what you want, but theres a ton of money to be made by going multiplatform. Don't believe the hype, money talks.....always.

PacoL250
PacoL250

@RebeliousPlague: Last I heard the movie was put "indefinite hold." Where'd you get your info?

RebeliousPlague
RebeliousPlague

Cozm1kaos... they are making a movie, it's been in the works for some time. it's coming out in 2009.

KentTalbert
KentTalbert

Bungie should make a game where you eat spam and crackers and then work out to Richard simmONs videos that would be so cool they should make that after Halo 4: Hobos unite

Cozm1kaos
Cozm1kaos

All these big hits Halo 1,2 and 3 all three games hit topper then the charts can reach why havent they even thought of a movie yet? that would be a really good closure to the halo series.

mastertimx
mastertimx

some day we'll be seeing their name across a wii and ps3 game

digitalmel
digitalmel

i seriously doubt we'll see halo 4....but u never kno as for bungie maybe they might go back to their roots and start making games 4 da mac and PC again....you never kno

mortzilla3
mortzilla3

That ending meant another sequel. Cortana and Masterchief floating towards a forerunner looking planet.

mortzilla3
mortzilla3

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mortzilla3
mortzilla3

That ending meant another sequel. Cortana and Masterchief floating towards a forerunner looking planet.

mortzilla3
mortzilla3

That ending meant another sequel. Cortana and Masterchief floating towards a forerunner looking planet.

atreyu27
atreyu27

There BETTER be Halo 4 after that ending and it should be on Xbox 360 or Xbox 720.

Bloodhawk_DX
Bloodhawk_DX

I can understand them sticking to the Xbox 360. PSN is garbage for online gaming and Bungie makes WAY better multiplayer games than they do single player. I don't know what they would put on the Wii. Master Chief: Super Plasma Grenade stick challenge? Nintendo... pffft...