I’ve heard all the latest rumors and hype surrounding Bungie leaving Microsoft. This ofcourse originates from one of the interweb’s finest cry for hits campaign to date. These interweb junkies are clever I tell you. They even used the “I have a friend” line to really draw us in. I have two words for you that sum up what I feel. So what?
If this turns out to be slightly true and Bungie gains some form of independence in developing titles, so what is what I say. They may have a case of the “big head” disease and want to all form their own little independent company that allows them to better showcase their creativity etc., but again so what? There have been many cases of developers getting bright ideas like this to pursue “creativity” and most of them end up with games that hardly anyone cares about. So why would Bungie walk that path and travel back down a Mac route or perhaps develop for other platforms? Don’t answer that because again, so what?
Microsoft has its fill of Halo for years to come. This franchise will be making money for Microsoft when most of us are in nursing homes with the Xbox 840. At that point Bungie will either be known as that independent company who once made Halo or that Microsoft studio who continues to push out ridiculously advertised titles for Microsoft. My mom used to always say to me “the grass isn’t always greener on the other side”.