Bungie, the developer that has brought us the juggernaut Halo franchise, has signed a 10 year partnership with Activision, the company currently under fire for their conflict with Infinity Ward. What does this mean for Bungie? Well now that these two are partnering up, it means that Bungie will be going multi-platform with their newest IP, allowing for their next big title to be available for PS3, 360, and maybe even the Wii. In a statement released by Bungie this morning:
It will be interesting to see where this merger leads and what Bungie will bring to the table for their next big IP. Bungie still remains partnered with Microsoft for Halo: Reach, due out this fall. No word yet on if Bungie will declare war on Infinity Ward and take over the world issuing a communist dictatorship.....just speculation at this point.
"Today, we’re poised to open a new chapter in Bungie’s history—one that begins with a partnership between Bungie and Activision and ends where we always knew it would, with World Domination," said the studio, with their tongue always firmly planted in cheek. "Our Next Big Thing now has a concrete path, leading from our studio to the platforms of our choosing. The business formalities are behind us. Our Constitution remains unchanged. We are still Bungie, still independent, and now we are free to bring our stories to an ever bigger audience."
Source: Industry Shocker Halo Developer Bungie Studios Signs Deal With Activision