If you don’t already know, earlier today Bungie, the acclaimed developers of the Halo franchise announced that they had signed a ten year multiformat deal with Activision in preparation for the launch of it’s new IP. Apart from the fact that this news has shocked 360 owners, shocked PS3 owners (in a good way) and generally shocked the entire industry, one has to wonder just what the hell are Bungie working on that has got then a 10 year deal with Activison. That said we might find out sooner than you think.
Speaking with Patrick Garratt over on VG247 Bungie’s Brian Jarrard hinted that the new Bungie game might just be at E3 this June.
“You know, it might be,” the community boss told VG. “It’s really important for us that we don’t lose sight of Reach. We have a lot of work to go, and the vast majority of our team is still very much crunching hard on Reach, so I can tell you that this year is going to be pretty much all about Reach for us.”
Jarrard then adds that with the announcement of the Activison union now out there, Bungie can now get back to making Halo: Reach awesome.
“We’re really excited about the way the game’s shaping up, and we have a long way to go, a lot of work to get done, and we don’t want to lose sight of that.
“The term sheet was final and we could make this announcement, but the focus will quickly return to Reach, and I think it’ll be sometime after [the release of Reach] before we’re able to start talking about our new game.
If this lands at E3 then Bungie, like a prize dog at Crufts, has already won best in show. Give them the blue ribbon…..quick.