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What Was Bungie Thinking?

Nathan Schmidt Writes...

"While news of Bungie signing a ten year publishing deal with Activision is still sending ripples through the game industry, many have started to speculate "What was Bungie thinking?..."

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La Chance2701d ago (Edited 2701d ago )

The check with 15 zero's at the end. Thats what they were thinking about. Cant blame them though.

Komega2701d ago

Yepper, that's the only reason I can think of...

gaffyh2701d ago (Edited 2701d ago )

Actually there's most likely a few reasons for this. As La Chance said, there probably was a hell of a lot of money involved, but Bungie wouldn't have signed with Activision on that basis alone. The most important thing to note with this deal is that Bungie will retain the IP of their next game, which wasn't possible with Halo, and I'm 100% sure that Bungie asked Microsoft for a similar deal, and they refused.

And who can blame them? MS know that whatever Bungie do on 360 would have sold millions, they'd want to keep that franchise exclusive. For example, what would be happening to the Halo fanboys right now if the Halo IP was owned by Bungie and coming to PS3?

The Activision deal is the best for both Activision and Bungie, the only loser here is Microsoft really, because they are losing (well not fully) the talent that made the Xbox successful really. Will be interesting to see if another dev can pull a Halo off, but that usually isn't the case, especially if you look at other games where IPs were sold off e.g. Spyro/Crash. That said, I'm not a massive Halo fan (they're good not great IMO), but I know a lot of people like that specific type of gameplay that Bungie delivers.

DaTruth2701d ago

More zeros than pi has digits!

Natsu X FairyTail2701d ago

Thinking about getting More bread obviously. what kind of question is that lol?.

CellularDivision2701d ago

Money talks, man.
Square, Rockstar, Ubisoft, Bethesda...

GiantEnemyCrab2701d ago

$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$$

sam22362701d ago

Master Chief's Pro Skater.

'nuff said.

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