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Bungie Hints At New Platform Possibilities For Upcoming Games

The next original intellectual property from Halo creator Bungie may not be a Xbox 360 exclusive, as the developer considers its options for "the right ecosystem" and "the right partners" for its next two titles after Halo 3: Recon, accordin

David Jenkins, Blogger

October 20, 2008

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The next original intellectual property from Halo creators Bungie may not be a Xbox 360 exclusive, according to new comments made by PR and community director Brian Jarrard. Bungie reverted their status from first to third party developer in October of last year, but implied that their future titles would all still be focused on the Xbox 360. However, the company is now free to develop games for any platform, and this is exactly what Jarrard appears to imply in a new interview with British website GamesIndustry.biz. Apart from the recently-announced Halo 3: Recon, Bungie is known to be working on at least two other titles – both thought to involve new IP. Although Halo remains a Microsoft property, any new titles will belong solely to Bungie. Asked whether these properties were something the developer was working on closely with Microsoft and whether they were restricted to Windows or the Xbox 360, Jarrard answered: "No, we’re not." "We haven't gotten that far yet, to be totally honest. In theory we do have every means to go out and find the right ecosystem, the right partners, to align with. We're very happy with Microsoft, the Xbox 360's been great to us and they're a world class publisher," he added. "So who knows what the future will bring us." Jarrard immediately went on to heap praise on Microsoft, the Xbox 360 and Xbox. However, with no release date hinted at for either game, the developer appears to have already considered alternative platforms – even if no final decision has been made.

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David Jenkins


David Jenkins ([email protected]) is a freelance writer and journalist working in the UK. As well as being a regular news contributor to Gamasutra.com, he also writes for newsstand magazines Cube, Games TM and Edge, in addition to working for companies including BBC Worldwide, Disney, Amazon and Telewest.

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