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Halo 4 to be developed by Microsoft Games Studio

There is a job listing on Gamasutra for Microsoft Games Studios' Halo team looking for an Animation Director. It's is not just one job listing. Microsoft Games Studio is looking to build a whole team.

This is not for Halo 3 ODST made by Bungie and it is not for Halo Wars by Ensemble Studios/Robot Entertainment and it is not for the totally dead Peter Jackson Halo Project.

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cannonsimp3135d ago

This is huge news! I guess Bungie wants to move on to a new series.

II Necroplasm II3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

They should go out with a bang with ODST.

Cajun Chicken3135d ago

and then start a new franchise, I hope?

ShabzS3135d ago

yeah and i'm sure they must have done something special with odst... cant wait

PrimordialSoupBase3135d ago

This isn't really news, they've been building up first party talent for over a year now.

edgeofblade3135d ago

I'm not sure why people think the next game will be called "Halo 4". It seems like an ignorant and critical comment almost, but I heard people who actually worked on the game refer to it the same way. It still wouldn't make much sense, seeing as how the last story arc was concluded. I don't doubt another game will sprout from the extended ending, but I'm pretty sure it won't be Halo[i+1].

I also think it's cynical to think Microsoft is just going to milk the franchise until it caves in. Come on, give a multi-national, multi-billion dollar company with millions upon millions-selling franchise a little f-ing credit.

UnSelf3135d ago

hopefully they bring back the superbounce

ShabzS3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

since bungie leaves they take their in house engine with them right?... a complete revamp in graphics for the next halo?

WhittO3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

Ok i keep seeing Halo:ODST, i thought it was like an expansion or something but i guess not.

What is it ? lol. or do we like not know that yet ?

Nambassa3135d ago

i heard ages ago that bungie wanted to start developing for ps3 so maybe their nxt game will be multiplatform...... I HOPE!!!

bnaked3135d ago

Yes, bungie wants to go multiplatform, i've read that too.. ;-)

Great Developers..

green3135d ago

A new engine most likely will be built for the next Halo

"Top engine programmer, Corrine Yu (described by some as the female John Carmack), has already left her former employee, Gearbox, to sign up at MGS while her husband, Kenneth Scott, formerly id Software’s art director, is also to join the growing dream-team. To round off the talent list, David Wu from Pseudo Interactive will be tagging along as a new MGS recruit. MGS head honcho," http://www.el33tonline.com/...

Cant wait to see what these guys will come up with

iDystopia3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

"Bungie is no longer part of the internal workings at Microsoft Game Studios, and while the developer's future games will for now be published Microsoft and released exclusively on Xbox 360, they now have a creative independence that wasn't there before."

http://www.1up.com/do/newsS...

1UP: For all the super fans: does this mean Bungie won't work on whatever "Halo 4" turns out to be?

Jarrard: Well we are already at work on another Halo game -- I wouldn't call it "Halo 4", but it is based in the Halo Universe and represents a collaboration between Bungie and Peter Jackson. Halo 3 was definitely not the last Bungie Halo game.

Oh really Bungie??

Surprise fanboys. Bungie's still gonna bring it on!!! : )

bnaked3135d ago

gamepro:

"Bungie revealed today that it is hard at work on a new title that will not be tied to the Xbox 360.

The news does not apply to the recently revealed Halo 3: Recon prequel, which is coming to the Xbox 360 sometime in 2009.

"No, we're not [tied into a specific platform for new IP]," said community and PR director Brian Jarrard, speaking to GamesIndustry.biz. "We haven't gotten that far yet to be totally honest.

"In theory we do have every means to go out and find the right ecosystem, the right partners, to align with. So who knows what the future will bring us."

green3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

wrong post

raztad3135d ago

I couldn't care less about Bungie. If those guys weren't able to pull a proper HD Halo 3 considering the 360 and PC likeness, I dont think they will be able to grasp the tricky PS3 arch. Sorry, nothing to look forward here.

SpoonyRedMage3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

Yes and Kojima could put MGS4 on the 360. Doesn't mean it's going to happen.

EDIT: They never said they wanted ot go multiplatform either. They said they won't rule out developing for the PS3 OR Wii.

gaffyh3135d ago

@1.13 - Article is 2 years old, Peter Jackson project was rumored to have been cancelled. Just fyi.

I thought Gearbox were doing Halo 4? So what are they doing if MS are doing Halo 4.

green3135d ago

That Gearbox Halo 4 story was a rumor and not true.Corrine yu as i stated above has left Gearbox for MGS and all the talent microsoft have aquired in the past year are rumored to be making a new halo game under the name SPAWNPOINT STUDIOS.

"As detailed in a job advert for a development engineer based in Redmond, a Microsoft team named Spawnpoint Studios is recruiting staff with knowledge of current middleware technologies such as Unreal Engine and CryEngine." http://www.gamesindustry.bi...

Raz3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

Give Microsoft credit??

You MUST be joking. XD

Arnon3135d ago

"Bungie revealed today that it is hard at work on a new title that will not be tied to the Xbox 360."

My guess is PC. Since we all love to consider the PC when thinking of Xbox games.

iDystopia3135d ago

lol That doens't say anything or even mention the PS3. It says they have a franchise in the works that "isn't necessarily linked to XBox" meaning not Halo.

Who knows...you're very lucky if you get a Bungie game on PS3 too, that's all I know.

But I think this speaks for itself:

"Bungie is no longer part of the internal workings at Microsoft Game Studios, and while the developer's future games will for now be published Microsoft and released exclusively on Xbox 360, they now have a creative independence that wasn't there before."

http://www.1up.com/do/newsS...

1UP: For all the super fans: does this mean Bungie won't work on whatever "Halo 4" turns out to be?

Jarrard: Well we are already at work on another Halo game -- I wouldn't call it "Halo 4", but it is based in the Halo Universe and represents a collaboration between Bungie and Peter Jackson. Halo 3 was definitely not the last Bungie Halo game.

E3 is coming soon....buckle up!!! =P

-chaz-3135d ago

I think Bungie needs to be removed from the Halo series, not enough innovation coming from them anymore. Microsoft, please take a page from the recent Batman and Star Trek movies and reinvent this series.

Sarcasm3135d ago

Wow, Bungie isn't developing the next Halo.

That's pretty amazing.

And it means

MGS4 ON THE 360 CONFIRMED!!!

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SpoonyRedMage3135d ago

It'll be strange but if they build a strong team I can see it going good.

Looking forward to Bungie's new IP as well!

Didn't they recruit some of the people that worked on Gears as well?

ShabzS3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

well its finally official... so what bungie going to be doing now... chronicles? is it even on?

All Time Greatness3135d ago

But they still kept the huge Bungie guys like Frank O'conner and and some of the other founding Halo members....while bringing in people like Ryan Peyton from the Kojima team...this is going to be an All-Star team. Halo deserves no less.

deshon093135d ago

at lest it will be made by qualified people

Bnet3433135d ago

Damn, that does sound like an epic team.

Nathan1233135d ago

Haven't you heard the saying... Too many cooks spoil the broth. Hope thats not the case with Halo. I always trusted Bungie.... Hopefully the new devs maintain the awesomeness.

green3135d ago (Edited 3135d ago )

"top engine programmer, Corrine Yu (described by some as the female John Carmack), has already left her former employee, Gearbox, to sign up at MGS while her husband, Kenneth Scott, formerly id Software’s art director, is also to join the growing dream-team. To round off the talent list, David Wu from Pseudo Interactive will be tagging along as a new MGS recruit." http://www.el33tonline.com/...

7thNightvolley3135d ago

i really want to see the beast these talents would pump out.. and i am sure they would not fail coz their rep is on the line on this one ...all start team.. gotta be something gd coming.

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