Bungie And Microsoft To Form 'New Partnership'?

Bungie may lose out on Halo rights

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Yes - another bloody Halo-related picutre...
Yes - another bloody Halo-related picutre...
UPDATE: This has finally been confirmed by Microsoft.

The latest rumour to surface following suggestions that Bungie and Microsoft are set to part ways is that the two will form a 'new partnership' rather than splitting completely.

The latest whisper comes from CNBC reporter Jim Goldman, who tells us, "From the two people I'm talking to inside Bungie, I'm expecting a new kind of partnership between the two and not a wholesale break-up."

Earlier in the week SPOnG told you of rumours doing the rounds that Bungie is to leave the Microsoft fold and operate as an independent studio. It has been suggested that Bungie no longer wishes to work on the mammoth Halo franchise, while Microsoft (understandably) has other ideas.

Goldman also reports that if the two do part ways, the rights to Halo will remain with Microsoft, meaning that we would no doubt see another studio working on a further Halo title. He also claims that Microsoft would get first refusal on any future Bungie titles, making work on the Wii or PS3 for the developer an unlikely proposition.

Meanwhile Microsoft has released yet more details of Halo 3's epic sales success, highlighting what Bungie stands to lose out on should step out from under the Microsoft umbrella.

No comment was available from Microsoft at the time of press.

You can see SPOnG's review of Halo 3 here.

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Comments

SuperSaiyan4 5 Oct 2007 12:33
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Not to sound rude or anything but I read this news like 7:30am this morning over at N4G.com.
tyrion 5 Oct 2007 13:18
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
Not to sound rude or anything but I read this news like 7:30am this morning over at N4G.com.

Not to sound rude or anything, but I read a comment like this in another forum. You're obviously just copying that other bloke.
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LUPOS 5 Oct 2007 15:27
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tyrion wrote:
SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
Not to sound rude or anything but I read this news like 7:30am this morning over at N4G.com.

Not to sound rude or anything, but I read a comment like this in another forum. You're obviously just copying that other bloke.


It's almost as if he doesn't realize the internet is one giant echo chamber. Perhaps, Mr. Saiyan, you actually enjoy having to go to 30 different sites to get all your news. I, for one, enjoy the knowledge that I can get mostly all the new I want by hitting only 3-4 on a regular basis. I also imagine that while you are simultaneously browsing 17 sites you also have 5 tv's hooked up at once so you can watch cnn, msnbc, c-span, fox news (or BBS stations depending on your local) and any number of local affiliates just to make sure you catch everything because, well you know, they all have completely different stuff. 0_o
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Tim Smith 5 Oct 2007 15:57
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
Not to sound rude or anything but I read this news like 7:30am this morning over at N4G.com.


You'll have to try a lot harder than that to sound rude on SPOnG.

As for your point... it had already been reported? No way!?

Then no one else is allowed to make comment on it. I'd forgotten that - that's the rule as set down by the World News Council.

This must also be why no one has yet invented the word "Exclusive" - a magical word that could describe a story that has not been reported anywhere else. If only we had such a real-world concept.

Tim

SuperSaiyan4 5 Oct 2007 16:19
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LOL I am just saying, I noticed news on this site is rather slow...Come on how comes all the other sites get all the top info yet this site has very slow updates to news?

GIMME MORE!!
Svend Joscelyne 5 Oct 2007 17:53
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SuperSaiyan4 wrote:
LOL I am just saying, I noticed news on this site is rather slow...Come on how comes all the other sites get all the top info yet this site has very slow updates to news?

GIMME MORE!!

You know there's a thing called time zones and all that.
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