Mobile game publisher In-Fusio has announced that it has obtained the rights to mobile games based on Bungie's Halo
franchise, extending an existing partnership with Microsoft that already includes mobile licenses for titles including Midtown Madness 3, Zoo Tycoon 2, Age of Empires 2, Banjo-Kazooie, SabreWulf
and It's Mr. Pants
The multi-year deal gives In-Fusio rights to develop and publish downloadable and embedded mobile applications based on the Halo
universe. The company's statement also revealed current statistic on the game series: more than 14.3 million copies of the Halo
franchise on Xbox have been sold so far, and fans worldwide have logged more than 430 million hours playing the 'Halo' franchise online via the Xbox Live. The brand also includes toys, books and the recently announced Universal Pictures and Twentieth Century Fox feature film.
Julian Corbett, Vice President, Business Development and Brand Partnerships, In-Fusio, commented: "This partnership is first and foremost a creative one focused on delivering mobile applications true to the Halo
universe. We are dedicated to expanding the franchise in ways that will be exciting for existing fans as well as delivering a fun and satisfying experience for a whole new audience."
According to In-Fusio, the first Halo
-based mobile applications will be available later this year via carriers in North America, with other territories to follow shortly thereafter.