ZDNet meldt dat Microsoft Bungie Software heeft gekocht om de PC Ún de MS X-Box console van puike games te gaan voorzien. Wellicht gaan we HALO, de momenteel in ontwikkeling zijnde sci-fi game dus ook op consoles spelen?
Bungie's development staff will become an independent development studio within the Microsoft Game Division, where Microsoft said it will play a key role in developing content for the X-Box platform.
Microsoft did not disclose financial details of the deal but according to the Wall Street Journal on Monday, some analysts have estimated the company paid between $20 million and $40 million for the closely held Chicago company.
Microsoft said the deal includes buying a 19.9 percent Bungie stake from Take-Two Interactive Software Inc. (Nasdaq:TTWO), a current distributor of Bungie-developed titles. Take-Two will in turn acquire all rights, titles and interest to certain Bungie game properties, including the "Myth" game franchise and an upcoming action game called "Oni."
The acquisition of Bungie follows Microsoft's acquisitions of game makers FASA Interactive Technologies Inc. and Access Software Inc. last year.
Hier eens in-game screenshot uit HALO, dit spel gaat echt zwaar hard de pan uit roeleren .