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Bungie to Hand Halo to Microsoft on August 2nd

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Bungie had been involved with the world of Halo for just about 20 years now. And it’s time the two embark on two separate paths as both the game and company grow to become even bigger alongside with someone else. The company that’s best known for creating Halo has confirmed that Halo will be handed over to Microsoft on August 2nd, 2011.

By August 2nd, Bungie will officially be done with Halo, and all rights to the popular sci-fi shooter will be given to Microsoft. It’s an unfortunate end to a great run of gaming between the company and game, but don’t expect either of the two to slow down.

Bungie had signed a 10 year deal with Activison back in April which should keep them occupied in terms of game development for some time. Halo has even bigger plans, with a new trilogy about to be born by the hands of 343 Industries. Back at E3 2011, Halo 4, Halo 5 and Halo 6 were all confirmed with Halo 4 planned to be released Holiday 2012. But before the series is continued, 343 Industries will release a remake of Bungie’s original masterpiece, Halo: Combat Evolved, which will release Holiday 2011.

But only time will tell if both the game and company are still successful without begin carried by one-another.

http://360informer.com/2011/07/bungie-to-hand-halo-to-microsoft-on-august-2nd/



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It was beautiful while it lasted, 343 industries sure has big shoes to fill
It just sucks Bungie games will be published under Activision and I dont buy Activision games!!



man 20 years is a long time.



Woah? They were involved with halo for 20 years? Since when?



"Everything we hear is an opinion, not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not the truth." -My good friend Mark Aurelius

"just about 20 year". it's not even "just about"....



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its not 20 years

more like 12 years or so, still a long time. I loved what Bungie did with Halo but honestly I'm glad development is switching over to someone else. I just think it might grow better under different developers with a little bit different ideas and they may experiment a bit more than Bungie did.



343 Industries in being run by a few key people that used to be Bungie employees. 343 was created when Halo got to big for bungie to manage .. so technically Bungie hasn't controlled the Halo franchise for a long time by itself.

Two of the key people that worked on Halo 2 and 3 run 343 Industries.. I think Halo 4 could end up being as true to the franchise because of this while also being fresh because they will have fresh ideas from new people working under them while still holding on to the Halo core ideas..



PS: Above i posted some of the people who worked on Halo with Bungie now work for 343 industries..
I know these 3 people for sure do:
Here is the the short list of people who worked on Halo 2 and Halo 3 and now work for 343i:

Frank O'Connor
Chad Armstrong (Shishka)
Vic DeLeon

Frank, worked on Halo 2, Halo 3 and he runs 343 industries..
the other 2 have worked on almost all the halo fps's



Mythe said:
"just about 20 year". it's not even "just about"....


the original halo released in 2001 and and pretty sure i heard somewhere it took 9 years to develop.    :P



kitler53 said:
Mythe said:
"just about 20 year". it's not even "just about"....


the original halo released in 2001 and and pretty sure i heard somewhere it took 9 years to develop.    :P

So they were making Halo when the SNES was out.... that doesn't make sense.....



Playstation All-Stars is one of the best games I've played this gen, and is the most fun I've had in a game this gen.