creator, Bungie, has a community lead called Brian Jarrard. Brian has been giving a little insight into how the company feels now it's grown less close to Microsoft. One thing that stands out is the notion within Bungie that without Halo
- and its creators - the Xbox and the 360 would not be the mighty beast it is today.
"In recent times, Bungie has not known anything other than big; anything other than carrying the weight of an entire console on our backs.
"However, since becoming independent last year, the future of the studio definitely includes a desire to not only create the ?next big thing? but to also foster and explore creative concepts of varying scales. We currently have multiple projects under way, each with a different scope and timeline."
Does Brian really mean this? Or has Australian Gameplayer
writer Clint McCredie taken some contextual liberties? Apparently Brian means it, telling McCredie that Bungie "...had no idea it would... single-handedly make or break Microsoft?s entry into the game console market."
So, what of the future? Says Brian, "As the franchise grows, though, and as Bungie?s relationship with Microsoft continues to evolve and change, it?s probably safe to say that we will have less and less involvement down the road."
The full interview is available here