Bungie game announcement blocked

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  1. seven

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    Bungie: Bungie Game Reveal Blocked By Publisher

    Kotaku says MS slipped and says Bungie is working on a Halo game.

    Halo: Bungie Working On a Halo Game, Says Microsoft

    1up says MS is the publisher who blocked it

    E3 2008: Bungie Forced to Cancel its E3 Announcement


    I can see why it was done. If it is a new Halo game then I certainly doubt it would be ready any time this year, even a new IP probably wouldn't make it this year. Bungie was saying a while ago that they would be revealing their new game at PAX but recently had been pushing towards E3.

    A new Halo game would have exploded the meh feeling of E3. Even just a Bungie game would have been pretty big.
     
  2. Dirge121

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    Doesnt surprise me.
    The focus was on Gears 2 and FF13 wasnt it?

    I doubt MS want anything stealing the spotlight from their star games, as Bungie stuff generally does.
     
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    yeah but what better way for M$ to show how much it will own by showing Gears, Fable and then putting the huge icing on the cake with a Halo Teaser?
     
  4. knook

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    Dammit, now we have to wait ages for information on the new game :( 
     
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    Maybe PAX? :D 
     
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    I thought bungie was doing their own thing now. Was that not the reason they broke away Microsoft?
     
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    I was thinking that since M$ still has a deal with them, maybe they prevented them from announcing that their new game is a multi console game, thus truly stealing their thunder from FF13.
     
  8. Dirge121

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    Supposedly, one of the deals of the split was that they would still work with Microsoft, and any Halo games they make are to be xbox exclusive.

    Though I'd be amused if they did call off the announcement to stop it stealing FF and Gears thunder.
    It amuses me that whatever Bungie planned to announce would trump both. :lolol 
     
  9. knook

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    Apparently its going to be Halo without Chief and will be darker and grittier like a Gears of War game
     
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    While I know Halo is staying a Microsoft exclusive I had assumed they were leaving Msoft so they could make different/new IP's. Maybe I heard wrong though.
     
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    Nah, they just split so Bungie could be their own independant company.
     
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    Yea, I understand that but that makes me ask WHY? They had to be making tons of dough with Microsoft why leave?
     
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    They still are, but the company itself has gotten a lot bigger, and presumably decided it was time to stand on their own two feet?
     
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    It's possible. On the brightside, it wouldn't be too long of a wait to find out.



    It would be kind of cool though to have a Halo game that isn't about Master Chief.

    It'd also be cool to be able to fight the damn Gravemind, soooo hate the Flood.
     
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    I too would love to give the gravemind a rocket or two right in the face.
    Thats for 'The Library' *boom* and this is for 'Cortana' *boom*.
     
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    I believe one of the big reasons for the split was that Microsoft had very demanding deadlines for the Halo games. Another reason was money, Microsoft got the lions share of all that cash since they're the ones putting up the developement costs. I'm sure Bungie was taking home a nice chunk, but to them it wasn't worth the effort they were putting in. As far as they've said they're still 360 exclusive, barring any contracts they are free make games on any system they so choose.

    Since (according to the 1up article) Microsoft is publishing this game it wouldn't have been blocked for being a multiple console release. They just don't want to over shadow the games coming out a lot sooner, similar to Resistence and Resistence 2 getting more of the spotlight than Killzone 2. I fully expect that this'll be announced at PAX like they originally alluded to.

    I would enjoy a more gritty shooter set inside the Halo universe but Master Chief and the Spartans are a big draw for me. Something similar to CoD2's atmosphere would be pretty sweet. Halo (2 and 3) always felt very contained for such a huge war happeneing.
     
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    Microsoft are very much about the "now" as in this fiscal year. A Bungie announcement would totally overshadow Gears 2 and probably FFXIII too if the fanboys would stop crying to read it.
     
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    I could see that. Gears is kind of like the steriod using younger brother and FFXIII is now the new foreign exchange student. New Halo would just bully up on the other two.
     
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    The gritty squad stuff are just rumors. Also some are thinking that this is all a ploy by Bungie and it may still be announced but once again this is all just speculation.
     
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