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.