Bungie and PlayStation owners don't really mix, simply because the studio hasn't produced a game for a Sony platform since Oni way back in 2001.  Ever since, they've been on Microsoft's side.

As you all know, Bungie is responsible for the insanely popular Halo franchise, which is essentially the series that put the Microsoft Xbox on the map way back in 2001. Since then, every new release has sparked a new interest in either the Xbox or Xbox 360 and the most recent entry, Halo 3: ODST , created another FPS feeding frenzy amongst the faithful. However, we've known that Bungie has separated from Microsoft and since that announcement, we've wondered if the team will stick with Xbox exclusivity with their next project or be more practical and go multiplatform. Well, if the information heard on the most recent edition of the HipHopGamerShow is accurate, Bungie has been preparing their secret game for a little while now. This would have to be the case if their first PS3 game will debut next year. We sincerely doubt it'll be exclusive – unless Bungie really wants revenge on MS, or something – but the mere fact that it'll arrive on the PS3 at all is big news.

Another Halo , it will not be; Microsoft has a stranglehold on that franchise, I think. But whatever it is, it'll be intriguing for two reasons: 1. we'll get to see how Bungie handles the PS3, and 2. we'll see if they're capable of producing a quality title that doesn't say "Halo" on the box. Stay tuned for more details as they become available.

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frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

you know i had never once even thought about these guys makin a ps3 game. even when i heard they split from M$. it almost seemed to me like they were the not as skilled version of naughty dog or insomniac on M$ side. cant say i care since i dont know what they have planned. until they show me something that is not halo they are a one trick pony.


Last edited by frylock25 on 11/23/2009 10:49:56 AM

Cavan
Cavan
10 years ago

i think they deserve a tad bit more respect, until they produce a crap game on the ps3, am gunner look forward to see what they can do.

frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

my point was that we have no details as to what this will be so i dont care being that i have no info. as far as im concerned though, no matter how good ur game is, halo is the only thing they have.

Orvisman
Orvisman
10 years ago

Marathon!

Kevadu
Kevadu
10 years ago

Yes! Somebody else actually remembers Marathon.

It is quite ironic that before Microsoft bought them Bungie was known for making Mac games. And Halo was not initially intended to be an Xbox game at all.

Imagi
Imagi
10 years ago

Too true, Kevadu.

xnonsuchx
xnonsuchx
10 years ago

Kevadu – Maybe that's why the original HALO came out for Macs, even though it was via MacSoft.

Also, keep in mind the first ~5000 Xbox 360 development units were PowerMac G5s, so maybe they needed some Mac-savvy people.


Last edited by xnonsuchx on 11/24/2009 5:51:10 AM

chaplain
chaplain
10 years ago

Yes – Marathon! What a great game for its time. The box set was wonderful. I was so disappointed when Halo went to M$. As a big time Mac user, I was always waiting for a GOOD game to come out. I had waited three years for Halo and then…….M$ 🙁

There is no question that Bungie can make a great game. Their concepts are creative and fresh, but they are going to have to catch up on the PS3 architecture. Let's hope they have already done this.


Last edited by chaplain on 11/25/2009 11:46:39 AM

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
10 years ago

I've only got this to say. What… The… ****!

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
10 years ago

I'm saying the same thing about your avatar.


Last edited by Kangasfwa on 11/23/2009 5:36:37 PM

JohnnyGold
JohnnyGold
10 years ago

naughty dog thanking them in the credits for UC2 makes a lot more sense now. they said theyre very open with their dev process, but i figured someone from sony would have thought it a little taboo to be giving those secrets to microsofts flagship studio.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

wait, something doesnt make sense. So naughty dog sharing information on how to develop PS3 games for the PS3 to a studio that broke free of microsoft, is a good thing for microsoft? Naughty dog is teaching other developers to develop for the ps3 and the ps3 architecture, its not like microsoft is going to start making games for the ps3.

Wage SLAVES
Wage SLAVES
10 years ago

Bungie ps3…Wi-erd!!

Oxvial
Oxvial
10 years ago

hahahhaha damn! that can't be true .

just imagine the xbots xD.

www
www
10 years ago

Well you think Bungie care about the Xbots, its BUSINESS out there.

frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

anyone else think they split from M$ so they could make a game for the PS3?

Cavan
Cavan
10 years ago

they probally spilt because MS probz wanted them to just continue making halo games, as thats such a huge cash cow for them, while bungie probz wanted to branch out and make other franchises which MS probz didnt allow them to do, and since this game wont say halo on the box, they need to maximise profits so decided a multiplat game was the way to go, to reach the wider audience…. on saying that i know for a fact that there will be a sticker on the box saying from the people that brought you halo….

Anonymous
Anonymous
10 years ago

no they split because they wanted to keep the team together and so did Microsoft… Microsoft gets first dibs on any publishing rights so it's highly unlikely, though possible, that they will make a PS3 game. And they most certainlly will never make an exclusive

BTNwarrior
BTNwarrior
10 years ago

can't say I have ever enjoyed a halo game, but if these guys can put out a good game I'm all for it

jaybiv
jaybiv
10 years ago

ditto.

Blink182Fan99
Blink182Fan99
10 years ago

Same. I think the real question is can they make a decent game WITH halo on the box?? LOL

It is WWWAAAYYY too over-rated. Gimme Resistance anyday

ohmikkie
ohmikkie
10 years ago

Me to. But the multi-player is entertaining in a Unreal Tournament way.

Nynja
Nynja
10 years ago

What's next? Insomniac developing a game for the 360?…

It's the end of the world as we know it. Cats and Dogs living together, Bungie on PS3…

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
10 years ago

we shall see 🙂

BIG_E
BIG_E
10 years ago

Nynja its funny you say that, that could be true to.The expectation for resistance was not met.A lot of ps3 owners tell xbots how cheap they are but cry when an exclusive go to the system.If you wish to keep them put up or shut the hell up.And I to own all systems plus pc,
go flame your moms cooking.


Last edited by BIG_E on 11/25/2009 1:25:28 PM

sonic1899
sonic1899
10 years ago

tell you one thing: if the ps3 game IS halo, all hell will break loose and there will be an apocalypse among the gaming community lol

kevinater321
kevinater321
10 years ago

And it will come out in….2012!

godsman
godsman
10 years ago

Bungie left microsoft too? So were the recent Halo games the last products of Bungie?

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

i think i read somewhere that either bungie will still work on it or microsoft is trying to get another studio to do it. Do you really think microsoft is going to stop milking the halo franchise just because the original dev team doesnt want to work on it?


Last edited by johnld on 11/23/2009 10:23:32 PM

Mr Bitey
Mr Bitey
10 years ago

Halo is just an ok FPS, but way overrated.

I wonder if Bungie's games will still get the same kind of accolades if they are multi-plat.

coverton341
coverton341
10 years ago

Probably not as they are not with Microsoft anymore and honestly I think it was their ad campaigning and shoving those games down the throats of gamers with Humvees and Master Chiefs and Mountain Dew and well, everything possible.

After Bungie broke away I am sure the Microsoft money machine disappeared too so when they put out these games they will have to rely on their inherent merits instead of a hype train of unstoppable magnitude.

frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

Bungie and M$ are still partners. M$ just does not own them anymore.

Naga
Naga
10 years ago

Its something I would like to see Bungie are capable of making another quality game and the PS3 would be a perfect debut for thier new game.

LittleBigMidget
LittleBigMidget
10 years ago

Seems like the Mayans were right. They just got the year wrong. Let the console wars continue.

frylock25
frylock25
10 years ago

PS3: it only does everything including turning exclusive dev teams from competition 😉 lol

Kangasfwa
Kangasfwa
10 years ago

. . .

Nevermind.

Naga
Naga
10 years ago

Its something I would like to see Bungie are capable of making another quality game and the PS3 would be a perfect debut for thier new game.

TheHighlander
TheHighlander
10 years ago

IIRC Microsoft owns the Halo IP rights. Again IIRC Bungie split from Microsoft because they wanted to work on something besides Halo and wanted more freedom than they could get under the MS umbrella.

Either way, whatever they are working on for PS3 is unlikely to be Halo based.

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

as long as its nothing like halo, at least gameplay wise, then i'll be interested in this. I hated the damn shield when i empty 2 clips from a machine gun on someones head just so he can turn around and kill me by one melee attack. and no it was not lag.

tlpn99
tlpn99
10 years ago

While I dont mind Halo admittedly it was one of the games I got my 360 for that and the Gears games.
I hope what they do for the PS3 is good.
It will be interesting to see what they can do.

chewy102
chewy102
10 years ago

Ben-

You really need to stop using HHG as a source. It doesn't matter if this bit is true, what matters is that about 70%-80% of everything else he puts on that site is junk with "LOOK AT ME" titles that don't even follow the article at times.

Look up the articles he posted on N4G for example (not a good example but it works). Very few people even try to think he knows just what the hell he's talking about. To make things worse he NEVERS defends his articles. Iv only seen him post on about 3 of his articles in total.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
10 years ago

I know that and I think I've only used HHG has a source a few times all year. But much of what we've heard from there – strangely enough – does prove true at later times.

Hexen
Hexen
10 years ago

Most of the times he might seem like he's just pulling stuff out of his ass but I don't recall him ever being wrong about anything yet.

chewy102
chewy102
10 years ago

You guys see some of those HHG shows he makes every sunday? It's rare to find something in them that makes it worth the time.

He may be right at times but the way he acts and how he presents his articles makes him look like an ass to me. I try to keep an open mind to the ways of others. It's just that people that act like that really get on my nerves. It's like he's screaming "look at me, Im great, I have shiny things" all the time.

After re-readind this its making look like a racist. I hope Im not one, it's just my cousin acts almost the same way. I hate that a**hole. So that might be influencing my opinion of HHG.

www
www
10 years ago

Halo is a great game, it just need huge graphics improvement. I don't expect it on the PS3 but whatever their working on should have finer graphics than Halo is all am asking.

MyWorstNightmar
MyWorstNightmar
10 years ago

Depends if it is multi-plat or not. If they were going PS3 exclusive, graphics would have a chance to be top notch. It will likely be multi-plat, therefor, graphics seem to sink to the lowest common denominator which will be the XBOX 360 capabilities.


Last edited by MyWorstNightmar on 11/23/2009 4:27:37 PM

johnld
johnld
10 years ago

i cant seem to agree with your comment that halo is a "great game". to me, it was decent at best. not much difference from 2 and 3. I think even some halotards were disappointed with 2. Then they release an expansion pack and label it as a full game.

bOnEs
bOnEs
10 years ago

i'll pass because i am sure it's just going to be another FPS to litter the landscape with… i'm sick of FPS'ers, there's enough of them…

Qwarktast1c
Qwarktast1c
10 years ago

is your pic supposed to be from fear and loathing in las vegas?

Kowhoho
Kowhoho
10 years ago

I believe it's from Afro Samurai.