Those rumors surrounding a Bungie departure from Microsoft sure sound fishy, so Kotaku got in touch with some folks who might know a thing or two about it. Kotaku were hoping for either a "Yes, it's true. You'll find the details of the settlement in the attached PDF" or "Of course it's not true. Don't be ridiculous." Instead they got a double barrel blast of non-confirmation.
The response from a Bungie source? "Talk to your Edelman rep."
The response from Edelman, Microsoft's PR firm? "There's been no such announcement. We continue to celebrate the tremendous success of the global phenomenon that is Halo 3."