Check it out Bungie signs 10 year publishing deal with activision.
Three page with many questions answered.
EDIT: :oops: I mean four page interview ending with this:
Eurogamer: There's a similarity between the Respawn Entertainment guys deal with EA and your one with Activision. You both own the IP, you both remain independent. Is that something you think we'll see more of?
Brian Jarrard: We talked about that a lot with the Activision folks, and I get the impression you're not going to see a lot more of that, because to hear them talk about it - and I think it's better to look at their perspective because I have a pretty insular view of these things - but there aren't that many developers out there that can demand and get that kind of deal. I think you can count them on one hand.
So we're really fortunate to be in that kind of position in that we have the ability to embark on our own path and control our own destiny, and as far as if there's going to be a big change, I don't think there is, because I don't think there's enough developers out there that have the track record to attract a deal like this.
Eurogamer: The terms of the deal aren't being discussed but you've said it's a 10-year deal on this one franchise. Could the deal expand beyond that to encompass working on other stuff for Activision beyond this IP?
Brian Jarrard: It's certainly possible but it's not something that's specifically identified right now. That would be an incremental, secondary discussion that might come at a later date, but we have such grandiose plans for our next big chapter that it's going to take all of our best and brightest minds to work on it, so it's not going to be a scenario where we suddenly have three different teams working on three different projects.
Eurogamer: Yeah, so it'll be a while before we see Bungie's take on Guitar Hero.
Brian Jarrard: Yeah, I would say probably never? [Laughs.]