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    Bungie signs 10 year deal with Activision!

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    The contract is an exclusive 10-year partnership to bring Bungies next big action game universe to market.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Activision will have exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute all future Bungie games based on the new IP on multiple platforms and devices.

    For game fans this is pretty big news, no multi-platform Halo, as MS owns the IP, but it does mean that Bungie's next franchise will be multi platform.

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    Lol Bungie the next Infinity Ward.

    Original Poster Banned

    Here's the link;
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    Thoughts anyone.
    I'd heard previously that MS had first choice of exclusivity for Bungie games, but I can't see Activision allowing that.

    Original Poster Banned

    natversion1;8485836

    Lol Bungie the next Infinity Ward.



    Yes, Activision would be my first choice of publisher, especially after seeing how they they looked after IW:whistling::thumbsup:

    Well Nintendo cut Rare loose and on the whole I have to say it was a good move from them as much as I do like Rare. Maybe MS feels the same way, plus they have a new studio taking over Halo so might be a good move.

    Original Poster Banned

    for those of you who can't access the page, here's the full story.

    Original: Activision has just announced a show-stopping 10-year deal with Bungie, the developer’s first alignment since splitting from Microsoft.

    The contract is “an exclusive 10-year partnership to bring Bungie’s next big action game universe to market”.

    Under the terms of the agreement, Activision will have exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute all future Bungie games based on the new IP on “multiple platforms and devices”.

    Bungie remains independent and will own the IP.

    “We chose to partner with Activision on our next IP because of their global reach, multi-platform experience and marketing expertise,” said Harold Ryan, Bungie president.

    “From working together over the past nine months on this agreement, it is clear that Activision supports our commitment to giving our fans the best possible gaming experiences.”

    “Bungie is one of the premier studios in our industry and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with their talented team over the next decade,” stated Thomas Tippl, Acti COO.

    “Bungie has developed some of the most compelling and successful games, multiplayer experiences and thriving fan communities, and this alliance underscores our long-standing commitment to foster the industry’s best creative talent. Our unprecedented partnership with Bungie will enable us to broaden our pipeline of exciting new games as we continue to strengthen our industry position and pursue long-term growth opportunities.”

    The news will send shockwaves through the trade, especially given recent and apparently unstoppable staff losses at Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward, Activision’s star turn.

    Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been underwhelming, last gen looking let downs, especially in the single player department. I honestly dont believe they have enough decent ideas to be worth those sorts of figures but time will tell.

    iNSOMANiAC;8485996

    Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been … Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been underwhelming, last gen looking let downs, especially in the single player department. I honestly dont believe they have enough decent ideas to be worth those sorts of figures but time will tell.


    indeed, halo 3 multiplayer was fun at first with mates but now it's full of americans who think they are super ace hardcore gamers because they killed you with a rocket

    dataload;8486078

    indeed, halo 3 multiplayer was fun at first with mates but now it's full … indeed, halo 3 multiplayer was fun at first with mates but now it's full of americans who think they are super ace hardcore gamers because they killed you with a rocket



    Won't they be upset when everyone equips armour lock in Reach.

    iNSOMANiAC;8485996

    Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been … Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been underwhelming, last gen looking let downs, especially in the single player department. I honestly dont believe they have enough decent ideas to be worth those sorts of figures but time will tell.



    Your spot on. the original halo was excellent but the subsequent games are virtually identical re hashes. It's just one big level of running about in corriders with flasing red lights occaisionally popping outside to the exact same green countryside killing the exact same 3 aliens.

    iNSOMANiAC;8485996

    Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been … Bungie have made 1 good game, Halo 1, the sequels have all been underwhelming, last gen looking let downs, especially in the single player department. I honestly dont believe they have enough decent ideas to be worth those sorts of figures but time will tell.



    First time I've agreed with what you've said.

    Step up 343 Studios

    All halo games have been awesome so far.

    MarzBarz;8486287

    All halo games have been awesome so far.



    Halo wars was a very bland rts.

    Halo ODST is beyond generic its awful.

    iNSOMANiAC;8486516

    Halo ODST is beyond generic its awful.



    Agreed :thumbsup:

    lastlaststar;8486537

    Agreed :thumbsup:



    Haven't played it but hear it is a short cash in.

    electriclinux;8486575

    Haven't played it but hear it is a short cash in.



    It was supposed to be DLC for Halo 3 then they decided to cash in big time and charge full price, enticing people in by allowing them to Beta test Halo reach in the future if they bought the game Its exactly the kind of cynical business model casual gaming scum lap up
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