Bungie Splits from Microsoft, Mac Games Ahead?

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    Confirming rumors circulating earlier this week, Microsoft announced today that Bungie Studios will be spun off into a privately held company in which Microsoft will hold a minority equity interest.

    Bungie Studios was founded in 1991 as a Mac game developer, but in 2000 was bought by Microsoft who launched Bungie's Halo as an exclusive title for Microsoft's Xbox. The Halo franchise has seen enormous success, with Halo 3 launching with record sales numbers.

    Comments by Bungie to Macworld indicate that while Bungie will continue to focus on the Xbox, they open up the possibility of returning to the Mac platform.
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    Lets not get our hopes up here, MS is pretty good at hurting Mac users, they still have a good few things they can use to keep Bungie in tone with their thinking...
     
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    maybe so, but this is still a good sign, in my mind at least
     
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    More like Halo 3 Mac-exclusive (apart from the 360) in a few years, doubling the Mac's market share :)
     
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    you mean Halo 2?
     
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    Wow. And I thought this rumor was too far-fetched. This is good news for Mac users! Perhaps we'll get some exclusives? One exclusive title can make a huge difference.
     
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    I doubt the Mac will get any exclusive Halo content, as I think Microsoft still owns the rights to the Halo universe.
     
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    Nope, Halo 2 is already on the PC. If Bungie feel hostile towards MS, then it would be a great backlash to make Halo3:Mac and not Halo3:Windows :)
     
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    they write game for $$$, and most mac platform (mini, low-end imac, macbook) cannot run it, plus small market share, no wonder they won't write for mac, is that not reasonable?
     
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    MS owns the IP for Halo. They will control Halo's destiny, not Bungie.
     
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    yeah, but don't have Halo 2 for Mac yet.....i highly doubt they'll skip 2 and go straight to 3.....
     
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    marathon!

    bring back marathon!!! marathon 4?! :apple::D:apple:
     
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    Call it something else (Hulo3), with main character Moster Chof...it would be fun, like it was with the early Pro Evolution games...
     
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    In a way, they already did. It's called Halo.

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    Bring back Myth II

    Bring back Myth Bungie! After 10 years, Myth and Myth II still are fun games to play; and people are still playing it online. Let's hope Bungie will revisit the RTS genre.
     
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    Maybe they'll make "Hola" as a way to say "Hello" back to the Mac community and give the finger to microsoft's attempts to keep Mac gaming development by Bungie down.

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    Since these games are so expensive to develop. It leaves them room to port the games over to and develop current franchises for the PS3 and Wii...
     
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    Wirelessly posted (Mozilla/5.0 (iPod; U; CPU like Mac OS X; en) AppleWebKit/420.1 (KHTML, like Gecko) Version/3.0 Mobile/3A110a Safari/419.3)

    great news, now we just need a real mac gaming machine. Macworld anyone?
     

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