Halo Maker's Next Game Coming to 'All Platforms'

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The just-announced partnership between Halo series creator Bungie and publisher Activision "will bring [Bungie's] new intellectual property to fans worldwide across all platforms," according to Activision Blizzard COO Thomas Tippl.

Exactly when that new intellectual property will premiere, and what platforms will be available at that time, remains unknown. The deal between the two companies spans ten years, with Activision getting "exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute all future Bungie games based on the new intellectual property" while Bungie "remains an independent company and will continue to own their intellectual property."

Best-known for its work on Xbox-exclusive Halo series, Bungie--which was bought by Microsoft in 2000 and then regained its independence in 2007--has also produced such titles as Marathon, Myth and Oni on platforms including PC, Mac and PlayStation 2.

From The Chatty
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    April 29, 2010 8:27 AM

    I can't believe Bungie would sign with Activision. Am I the only one who thinks Activision needs some restructuring before they even think of releasing another game? I mean they could at least have staff that actually play games and have a knowledge of what a publisher does. They are just businessmen milking us for everything we're worth.

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      April 29, 2010 8:30 AM

      i am slightly worried that they will charge £60 for bungie's new game, just cos its "from the makers of the halo series"..... i can imagine the advert for it now.

      however, i have no fears over the future of bungie, or the quality of their next game.

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      April 29, 2010 8:38 AM

      EA IS THE DEVIL ACTIVISION NEEDS RESTRUCTURING UBISOFT IS TEH SUX!! seriously people, get over it. these are multi-million dollar corporations whose sole purpose is to make money. don't like it? play indie games and stop whining.

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        April 29, 2010 11:31 AM

        Or just pirate their games. They love that.

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        April 29, 2010 4:02 PM

        You are a silly cliche. Whining about whining. There is no harm in calling BS on publishers.

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        April 29, 2010 7:49 PM

        EA hasn't been the Devil for a while now.

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      April 29, 2010 8:40 AM

      "They are just businessmen milking us for everything we're worth."

      fuck, that's what businesses do and that's good for them! If people don't like that simple fact they can boycott capitalism. Publisher is not your buddy.

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        April 29, 2010 9:29 AM

        Most good and ethical businesses are guided by people with domain knowledge, to ensure that the company is grounded in ethics, and does actually make a product or provide a service that customers want.

        If you want free-for-all capitalism, take a look at Lehman Brothers, Bernie Madoff, Enron, WorldCom, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs. Pure unbridled capitalism is not sustainable, and does not truly serve society. If the only reason a company exists is "to make money for our shareholders", then it is truly corrupt.

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          April 29, 2010 9:48 AM

          We talk about different things here.

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            April 29, 2010 11:37 AM

            I've worked for several big corps. and the Archville pretty much hit it on the head. I am a supporter of capitalism, but you also can let it get out of control as he mentioned.

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              April 29, 2010 11:46 AM

              People are corrupt by default. Archville is right but his example isn't. Tjhe story of Lehman Brothers, Bernie Madoff, Enron, WorldCom, Bear Stearns, Goldman Sachs shows how easily people can become corrupt. Activision isn't about corruption, it's about being profitable (you can read "being greedy", it's up to you).

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                April 29, 2010 1:46 PM

                People are corrupt by default but then they become corrupt?

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                  April 29, 2010 2:57 PM

                  yeah, I knew someone would notice that. I mean people are corrupt by nature but not always they act by their nature. Some people act and live like human and not like greedy bastards. But if you set all conditions right their nature will take over, see Stanford Experiment.

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        April 29, 2010 11:03 AM

        Take a business class sometime and you can learn about thing called "business ethics". You'd find it interesting.

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          April 29, 2010 11:41 AM

          Oh, don't tell me that. I know the difference between a loyal customer (Valve model) and a milked customer (Activision model). What I find funny is the fact that some people still get angry about big corporations and think that they should've been restructured while being profitable. It isn't charity, if you're making money you're succesful and effective. For now.

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            April 29, 2010 12:08 PM

            That's what upsets and confuses so many people about Activision's business practices, though. The call for restructuring seems to be based on the fact that the board of directors appears to be perfectly willing to let Kotick sabotage Activision's long term earnings in exchange for some quick cash now. They've destroyed Guitar Hero and Tony Hawk due to oversaturation of the market, and seem likely to do the same to Call of Duty. Given their reluctance to spend any money developing or promoting new IP, and using the sequel/expansion model instead, they're setting themselves up to only have Blizzard to fall back on. While this is good for making short-term cash, it's a horrible long term strategy.

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              April 29, 2010 12:49 PM

              Well, they clearly are going to spend a lot of money on developing and promoting Bungie's new IP. I think it's MMO. Sounds crazy, but you'll see.

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      April 29, 2010 11:31 AM

      I'm surprised they didn't do the EA partners program. From what I've seen Valve and Crytek seem to like it. Now along with Respawn Entertainment.

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