What's next for Bungie? Everybody knows that Halo 3 is well underway at Microsoft's Bungie unit. But there's more going on inside the secretive game developer than just that one blockbuster project. Jason Jones, the project lead on the Halo games, and Chris Butcher, the top programmer, are both working on a different game. They are on a small project that is exploring something new beyond the Halo universe. These guys are the cream of the crop in terms of the key talent at Bungie. Without them, neither Halo nor Halo 2 would have happened. Jones took about a year off after the launch of Halo 2, traveling around the world. Now he's back and is trying to come up with something new.
On top of that, Bungie apparently has another team working on yet another game.