The rumour mill went into overdrive last night, following alleged comments from a Bungie staffer that Microsoft has agreed to allow Bungie to leave the MS fold and operate as an independent studio.
A reporter on website 8bitJoystick claims that his source for this story, ?is inside the Redmond beltway and I have no reason to doubt them. I really can't go into it since they are a confidential source from companies involved. But I have the absolutely highest confidence in my source and I know my rights and responsibilities as a journalist. I assure you that my source came from inside Bungie but I can never say who or the details."
He continues: "I understand that there are completely valid reasons to be skeptical about this but I am sticking by my source and gut on this one. If you don't believe me.. fine I don't have a problem with that and I applaud your healthy skepticism. I would be skeptical too but I know my source and apparently from all the traffic I've been getting from Microsoft.com and Bungie.net I might have hit a nerve. and this might pan out as true.?
We're not going to offer any further comment except to say that SPOnG has put in the requisite call to Microsoft and Bungie this morning to get to the bottom of this rumour.
Stay tuned.Source: 8bitjoystick