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It's official, Halo 3 developer no longer exclusive to Microsoft

Discussion in 'Halo' started by Squall7, Oct 6, 2007.

  1. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    You've heard the rumours, of a split between Bungie and Microsoft. You've had your doubts. Now it's official. Bungie is no longer owned by Microsoft (completely).

    Source: http://www.bungie.net/news/content.aspx?type=topnews&cid=12834

    Source: http://www.joystiq.com/2007/10/05/its-official-bungie-branches-off-from-microsoft/

    Good news for all methinks...
     
  2. samXcor3

    samXcor3 the best kid!

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    this would get me excited,but Nintendo probably doesn't recognize Bungie's worth because you know, people just want easy, accessible, (mini) game (collection)s
     
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    Imagine bungie making a new metroid game genuis:lol:
     
  4. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    I don't think it has anything to do with that. Developers work for a system, not a company. Anyone could develop for the Wii, it's just a case of whether the output is good enough to be on a Nintendo console. Nintendo themselves do not dictate what should or shouldn't "be allowed" on their system. If they did, Manhunt 2 wouldn't even be on the cards.

    Also, I think you misunderstand Nintendo's stance. The Wii is for everyone. We only notice those mini games because it's probably the easiest to do, and therefore come out first. Also, to do with the fact that Wii is also being targeted for party games, as well as the hardcore. I know this isn't the section to do this in, but I think you need to understand the nature of the Wii.
     
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    Byuakuya Bleach & Heroes fan.

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    I think that it is great news to be completely honest with you. It is not that hate Microsoft or anything along those lines, but it is much better when a developer breaks out on their own.
    It allows them to reach a wider gaming audience because they can now choose the formats to develop for, without being given certain directions to follow.
    Anyway, thanks for the info.
     
  6. Sovieto

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    hmm interesting to see if we'll see bungie break away from the first person shooter genre and still be successful...
     
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    I don't really have any strong feelings toward this.

    I doubt it will happen, but it would be awesome if they started making stuff for Macs again. :)
     
  8. FR.

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    Yeah, I remember playing the Halo: Combat Evolved on my Mac ages ago. Even if they did make Halo software for the Mac again, I still wouldn't buy it giving I have it on the 360.
     
  9. zapasant

    zapasant Where is your god now?

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    sound slike good news for nintendo and sony
     
  10. JAKE196

    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    if you say so. . .

    It doesn't matter if Nintendo recognizes them or not they can still make 3rd party games for whatever console they want.
     
  11. Squall7

    Squall7 A li'l bit different

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    And also don't forget that Halo will still be a Microsoft exclusive, so there's no risk of 360 fans losing their beloved franchise.
     
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    JAKE196 Cogito Ergo Sum

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    so, Bungie could just make a game called HOLO and make the main character Mister Chief. :lol:
     
  13. Sovieto

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    its not as simple as that... microsoft owns the microsoft universe, by the time you change all the stuff so its different it will be a whole other game.
    and bungie bought back their studio, they WANT to make games other than halo..
     

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