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#1 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

From the Beginning, You know the End

#2 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -
From the Beginning, You know the End     

The story of Bungie is wild, winding, and full of majestic wonder. We’ve treaded many pathways over these last nineteen years. But for all the twists and turns we’ve taken, we’re still doing what we set out to do from the beginning, back when the whole of “Bungie Software Products Corporation” consisted of two friends operating out of a basement in Chicago:

Making kick ass games that we want to play.

And as Bungie has grown, the industry’s best and brightest have been totally accretive to our own creative margins. It’s no secret that while the full might of our studio has focused on making Halo: Reach, another core team, led by our co-founder and Studio Creative Director, Jason Jones, has already begun laying the groundwork to bring our newest universe, stories, and characters to life. 

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. 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.

Next up, the most ambitious game we’ve ever made, Halo: Reach. Built upon ten years of experience developing the Halo franchise, we’ve assembled the best team, the best technology, and the best talent to ensure that Reach is the game our fans deserve. Strap in and buckle up tight, we’re sending our baby out with a bang.

Once the smoke clears, all the pieces will finally be in place for Step 7. Don’t worry, though. We won’t let World Domination go to our heads. We’re gonna keep making kick ass games on our own terms, and since you’ve been so supportive throughout the years, we’d love to bring you along for the ride.



10-Year Alliance Expands Global Reach for Leading Game Developer Across Multiple Platforms

Kirkland, WA and Santa Monica, CA – April 29, 2010 -- Bungie, the developer of blockbuster game franchises including Halo, Myth and Marathon, and Activision, a wholly owned subsidiary of Activision Blizzard, the #1 online games publisher (Nasdaq: ATVI), announced today that they have entered into 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 intellectual property on multiple platforms and devices. Bungie remains an independent company and will continue to own their intellectual property. Additional terms of the agreement were not disclosed. 

The groundbreaking alliance will provide Bungie its first such partnership since splitting off from Microsoft in 2007, significantly broadening its global reach by providing the resources and support to develop, distribute and release games worldwide on multiple platforms and devices. 

Activision will broaden its portfolio with a new franchise from one of the industry’s most creative, successful and proven studios, whose games have sold more than 25 million units worldwide. To date, Bungie’s Halo games have generated approximately $1.5 billion in revenues, according to The NPD Group, Charttrack and GfK. Activision expects this agreement to be accretive to its operating margins as of the release of the first game. 

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

Shit just got real. This just ruined my year... 
Sighs... Discuss.
#3 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -
@Computerplayer1 said:
" @Zereta said:
" Besides Natal, there is nothing as big as Reach coming out this year. Microsoft respect that and will market the hell out of it.  Reach will be this year's MW2. BUT...  It will not beat MW2's sales. Multiple platforms>Single platform.  Week 1 sales? Possible. "
It's week one sales on the 360, not the combined consoles sales.  Not even I'm that foolish to make a bet like that haha. "
Ah... that makes a bit more sense. 
Then, I say, yea, you'll probably win. Microsoft ain't dumb, yo. You're probably gonna see Halo 3-level marketing or even more to regain momentum lost due to the 3 Call of Duty games helmed by COD4 after the release of the last major Halo game.
#4 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

Besides Natal, there is nothing as big as Reach coming out this year. Microsoft respect that and will market the hell out of it. 
Reach will be this year's MW2. BUT... 
It will not beat MW2's sales. Multiple platforms>Single platform. 
Week 1 sales? Possible.

#5 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

Shit, just realised I posted it in the wrong forum... Sorry guys.

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#7 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

*Raises Hand*

#8 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -
@TheGreatGuero said:
" I just saw some gameplay footage from Reach on Gametrailers TV, and it looked kind of odd to me. Something about the game just looked wrong to me. The explosions, the movement of the characters, the physics, I'm not sure what it was. Maybe all of it. Maybe it's just because it's still in the beta stage. It just didn't really look like Halo to me. But don't get me wrong, I'm still looking forward to playing it. "
It looks natural. Yes, you're right, it doesn't look like a Halo game. It seemingly doesn't move like a Halo game. 
But THAT's why I am excited. It looks like a huge departure from what the last few games have been like. Its like its Halo.... evolved. 
#9 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

Maybe a bit of a giveaway now: But its Vinny's Solution to all of the world's problems :D

#10 Posted by Zereta (1366 posts) -

#2504 Man, that was one freakin awesome quest line. The ending was fantastic :D