Bungie's Parting Words to Halo Fans

"So, this isn't a goodbye. It isn't The End. Instead, it's the very beginning of a new journey that will stretch the limits of what we are capable of. Ancient engines are now rumbling deep within the heart of our studio, and their energy will power us through the upcoming darkness. Like all dark times ours will be broken first by a single strand of light -- a tether reaching out to bind us all together again. One day, we will awaken in a wondrous new place and we will remember just what it was that drew us together at the beginning of it all. We will look up to the heavens, and find hope."

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Death2714d ago

Well, if nothing else we will all see if Halo was luck or just the end product of a great development team. It doesn't seem to me that Bungie ever wanted to be acquired, but they definitely needed the capital to be independent. Microsoft, the Halo ip and the fans made it possible. Now we can all wait and see if they are great devs or crazy. Personally I hope it's a little of both. :)

Good luck and thanks for the memories.


snipes1012714d ago

Agreed. People may give them heat for churning out a ton of Halo games but 1) they were all at least good and 2) the capital they attained from that franchise allowed them to do what they're doing now: going independent. I'm excited to see where they'll go next.

slampunk2713d ago

Bungie are one of the greatest develpoment studios of all time.....Not just for their games, their innovation with halo.....Theatre mode,forge, balanced multiplayer, best matchmaking, party system but also for their website, stat tracking, support of charities, weekly updates & their love for their fans....we gamers owe them a lot....

All you halo haters will change your tune once their new world is released....Even the nay sayers will experience why they are so good @ what they do......

I can't wait....Long live bungie....Thx for the memories.....

zerocrossing2714d ago

Im looking forward to what they'll come up with next =)

Inside_out2714d ago

Thank you Bungie for some great memories...NOW GO AWAY!!!

It seems like these guys are always thanking everyone...we get it, we got it when you launched Reach last year. Now stop dragging it out every month.

If you really want to thank the fans, then how about some more info on the projects that you guys are working on. What happen to your mo-cap game that you said was as good or better than L.A Noire??? When is this new Activision published title going to launch??? I doubt Activision wants to wait 2-4 years for a game.

At this point, I feel they are undermining 343 studios and obviously want the fanbase to follow them to their new title...sounds fair but let it go already. Halo is moving on, so should you.

Bladesfist2714d ago

its their game... they spent a lot of their lives creating the series so I think they can say goodbye for as long as they want.

BeOneWithTheGun2714d ago

I agree. Halo was a game I thoroughly enjoyed playing. Great MP and Halo CE is one of my all time favorite 360 games. Bungie are up there with Naughty Dog and SuckerPunch in my book and any dev who puts that much care into their products deserve all the thanks we can give them.

Eiffel2714d ago

Bungie cares about their community, deal with it.

slampunk2713d ago

Patience dude, E3 2012 release is my tip for announcement....This year was too soon in the development cycle.......

ForROME2714d ago

Nice see ya Bungie! BRING ON HALO 4~!

Ninjamonkey822714d ago

Said it before gonna say it again, Without Bungie Halo just aint Halo. To Halo they are the Soul. I have every Halo game on the shelve next to me the only thing i don't have is the latest add on for reach becuase it was not made by Bungie when they where done i was also done.

But again thats a personal choice and im sure the rest of you will also have yor own. Maybe these new guys can bring something new to the table. But as far as i can tell Bungie did that everytime they dropped a new Halo game.

palaeomerus2714d ago

343 Industies is headed by Frank O' Conner and already has lots of ex-bungie employees in it.

Ninjamonkey822713d ago

"I'm content manager, which really means, spare monkey. That means I do everything from writing the manual, helping marketing with materials, running the website and going on trips to incredible places, to shoveling pimp turds out of Marty's recording booth. Seriously. Pimps are way worse than cart horses."

m232714d ago

I'm personally excited to see what 343 will do with Halo.

slate912713d ago

Actually Bungie has proven that a Halo with Bungie can still not be Halo.

Halo Reach anyone? That wasn't a Halo. Im hopeful for 343 to bring it back to its roots and what made it great.

Death2713d ago

Reach is a prequel to the Halo trilogy. It took place before the first game when the Spartans were still alive. Master Chief is the last of the Spartan II's which makes the game more unique. Reach made the game more personal by making the player an actual Spartan. At the same time it makes it less immersive since the character needs to be generic in order to fit all players. This of course changes in multiplayer since the story becomes less important.

Halo 4 starts a new trilogy with Master Chief and Cortana which will bring it back to it's roots so to say. If you like the story, read the books. They help flesh out the universe which really makes the games more enjoyable. The Gears books are also very good if read isn't a four letter word to you. ;)


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