Bungie to Hand Halo to Microsoft on August 2nd

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.

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

"Bungie had been involved with the world of Halo for just about 20 years now"

Are you sure? Halo 1 came out in 2001? you mean 10 years don't you?

Bungie was together for 20 years if thats what you mean.

Edit: Disagrees on Facts?

Nitrowolf22506d ago

I think it's a screw up idk, i know bungie been around for 20 years though.

halo3blogs2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

Yeah they actually had a Halo type of game in the 90's as well, but not called Halo. You can look it up if you want :)

Yup Marathon is it!

xX-StolenSoul-Xx2506d ago

Just read about the game you speak of. It's called Marathon, not exactly based in the halo universe but they're both si fi shooters i guess.

"Halo: Combat Evolved shares many features with Marathon, though Bungie has confirmed that it is set in a different universe."

You can read the hole thing here

halo3blogs2506d ago

Because the amount of years is a little controversial, I worded the article a little differently to still convey the same message: Bungie has been with Halo for some time now. :)

otherZinc2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

Articles like this make me laugh.

343 is made of a bunch of the Bungie team. Frank O'Connor was a lead writer at Bungie. Also, much of the 343 staff has worked on Halo projects in the past.

Halo 4 & its future will be fine.

The only problem is the Halo Music. There was an article about the new Orchestra & awards they've won, and now in charge of the Halo music. I think they'll be ok, however, I'll wait till November 15, 2011 for verification with the Halo CE:Anniversary.

halo3blogs2506d ago

I never said Halo is in jeopardy, I was just saying that Halo is being given to Microsoft...

Op242506d ago

Don't try to back up your articles on here. It's pointless. You'll never win lol

MOTY2506d ago

@ halo3blogs

But Halo has always been Microsoft's. Ever since MS bought Bungie Halo belonged to MS. Bungie were the developers, but MS still owned the IP. Halo has never been the property of Bungie since the first Halo game was released. It was MS's.

Disccordia2506d ago

Halo CE:A isn't made by 343 so you won't be verifying anything.

But otherwise I agree with your point

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Legion2506d ago

Halo 1 came out in 2001 but was under developement for much longer then that. It was announced in 1999 for Mac OS and Windows. But it has been mauled around in the Bungie studios much earlier then that announcement, under different gameplay style thst would be more similar to Myth series (a series that I really want to come back!)

So though Halo has not actually been involved for 20 years I can confidently say that it is closer to 15 years and obviously over 10 years, that Halo has been in the minds of the development team we know as Bungie. Maybe not as the Halo we know of today... but the world of Halo that spun off from Marathon ties and concept.

slavish32506d ago

maybe halo was on the drawling board for a while just cause it came out in 2001 doesn't mean halo started then. L.A. noire, too human, duke nukem, ect.. where in developement for almost or over a decade.

Blaze9292506d ago

so are Halo stats still going to be on

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xX-StolenSoul-Xx2506d ago

They'll still be around, plus i have faith that 343 will do good with Halo.

They're doing whats best for them and thats multi platform.

VampiricDragon2506d ago

the series has been getting worse reviews with each entry. Its basically a mid 80's game now

femshep2506d ago

they will still be around but they signed there soul to activision so they will never be the same.

but i have faith in 343 too, most if not all the writers and original creators of halo work for 343 now so there really isn't anything to worry about

Arnon2506d ago (Edited 2506d ago )

I'm pretty sure, aside from ODST, that every Halo game made by Bungie has scored in the 90's. Reach included.

Halo: Combat Evolved - 97/100
Halo 2 - 95/100
Halo 3 - 94/100
Halo 3: ODST - 83/100
Halo: Reach - 91/100

Yep, the series is still one of the most well received shooters in history. And the fact that the majority of 343 Industries is comprised of the original creators of Halo: Combat Evolved, I have a lot of faith in the company's ability to produce a well-made Halo title.

Wile2506d ago

Looking forward to what Bungie makes next!

dark-hollow2506d ago

if i remember, they are working on a multi game for the next gen consoles published by activision

Op242506d ago

Yup, they've got job listings for PS3 programmers on their site.

Mr_Lu_Kim2506d ago


Halo will be ruined now...

TBONEJF2506d ago

Someone doesn't know how to count on how long Halo been on. it's not 20yrs

halo3blogs2506d ago

Bungie had Halo in the works well before Halo: Combat Evolved was released. They had it planned even through "Marathon", but due to controversy ,I just worded the article differently.

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