Proof That Microsoft Doesn't Need Bungie To Create Award-Winning Halo Games

Bungie shocked the gaming world when it split from Microsoft and became an independent studio, and then sent fan boys into comas when it inked a ten-year deal with Activision Blizzard. Now, with Halo: Reach (Bungie’s final Halo title) on shelves, thousands of gamers are left to wonder how Microsoft will be able to continue the franchise without the talented men and women who created it.

If you’re one of these people, don’t worry about it. Bungie did an excellent job, but Microsoft doesn’t need it to publish quality Halo games, so long as it puts the right team in place. You know, like these other companies did with the following intellectual properties.

John Artest (RunDLC)

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goldensfree2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

was fallout3 n the old one was 10 years ago with 2d graphics sigh

fact is no one will make a halo game like bungie did tho they will try.

Buff10442954d ago

I don't know. I loved Metroid Prime trilogy. Retro did a great job.

goldensfree2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

no wii :( still my bad from all accounts it is a stellar game.
jus saying that this dont prove that halo will get any better with a new dev team.

A Cupcake for Gabe2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Yeah bro, I don't know why anyone disagreed with you but the Metroid Prime Trilogy was an amazing as hell. The first one on gamecube was still one of the most visually stunning and deep first person explorational adventures ever created.

But also on the topic, most games aren't reimagined right after their original release. Fallout had a 10 years gap, Metroid had a ten year gap, wolfenstein had a 7 year gap. I think Bungie understands the Halo universe and that is what makes it work. Hopefully they will keep an eye on their baby. They can still create mulitplat games and keep their IPs from taking a dirt nap like Insomniac.

Christopher2954d ago

You know a list could be made showing a lot more game sequels made by new developers that didn't do as well as the original.

My point: the success of one sequel with a new developer far from guarantees that when an IP changes hand, it will also do well.

TEFL0N_D0N_812954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Good point. There are definitely instances where the same developer screwed up on their own sequel. Here are some examples:

1) Deus Ex vs. Deus Ex : Invisible War
2) Many sports games (Madden, etc.)
3) Kingdom Hearts 1 vs 2 (2 had way too many cut scenes, and story started getting too confusing)
4) Crackdown vs Crackdown 2
5) etc.

I see your point though. I'm sure Microsoft won't hang their flagship title development to inexperienced yuppies. One thing's for sure, Bungie has left some huge shoes to fill.

gamingdroid2954d ago

So what we can take out from this is a sequel can suck regardless of who makes em!

xxLuckyStrike2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

on the first Halo and will surely return back for Halo 4. Anyway new blood may be good for the series. Bungie only made 2 out of five halo games worth playing. (C.E. and Reach). Everything else in between sucked! Halo 2, Halo 3, And ODST were all done half ass or some rush job crap storyline! It took Bungie 8 years to come back with something good!!


That being said "Halo Rules All"!!!

TheDCD2954d ago

Eh, I don't think it can be Halo without Bungie.

Buff10442954d ago

I think Metroid and Fallout are the best examples of ways you can reinvent series without the original creators.

ElementX2954d ago

2 employees from Bungie are working for 343 Industries, the new Halo developer.

UnwanteDreamz2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

Well hopefully fans will get what they want from Halo after Reach. I think 2 employees is hardly a guarantee of anything.

ElementX2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

To be honest, the current story arc is finished, so 343 can use the engine and create a new arc with nothing to do with Master Chief or any of Bungie's work. All they'd need is a good writing staff, come up with some new enemies/weapons/vehicles, and call it a day.

donniebaseball2954d ago

It sure is going to be interesting to see how they handle the next Halo without Bungie. I think they can create a good game still but it might miss that "special sauce" which is really needed as a franchise gets older too.

Buff10442954d ago

I mean, what is the special sauce? Are we able to identify what makes Halo games so special? Does Bungie hold the key to that?

oldjadedgamer2954d ago

I'm sure if MS let it be known that they are looking for a developer to take on the next Halo, every Studio in the world would jump at the chance. Especially if the MS studio's next Halo sucks, a good Halo would sell off the charts.

DA_SHREDDER2954d ago

Microsoft doesn't even need their own first party studios, cause they just buy third parties to do their work for them. lol

Skadoosh2954d ago

Why do you care? I sure don't. I don't see first party or third party. I just see games. Only people that care about what you're saying is fanboys.

Persistantthug2954d ago

and XBOX 360 has significantly less exclusive games releasing than before.

There is a strong correlation.

Skadoosh2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

I don't care if it's first or third party. Gears of War is third party, right? All I know and all I care is that it's only playable on my 360. And the Gears franchise is one of my favorite this gen. Don't care who did it. I don't care if Microsoft buys franchise or makes studios. It's the same thing in my book.

Spydiggity2954d ago (Edited 2954d ago )

that's an incredibly stupid thing to stay. what's the difference between spending millions to start a new developer or spending millions to acquire an existing one?

you're clearly a fanboy, but even you must know how retarded that statement is. fortunately for you (as you can see by the agrees to disagrees) that it doesn't matter cuz this site SWARMS with rabid fanboys with nothing better to do than troll articles unrelated to the system on which they have pledged a childish allegiance.

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