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12/20/2012 11:40:57 AM
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Why exactly did bungie sell rights to halo?

i just wanted to know why did bungie sell the rights to halo? in my opinion bungie were the only ones who could do it right and i cant look at halo 4 or the updated halo reach....and do they have another game series in mind?
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  • Bungie never owned Halo. When Microsoft bought Bungie they bought all it's ips. One of the terms of Bungie's emancipation was that Microsoft got to keep the rights to Halo.
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  • Bungie wanted to be an independent company. Since Microsoft owned Halo, Bungie had to give it up in order to achieve that goal. Therefore, 343 Industries was created to continue the game. It's not like Bungie wanted to give up Halo, they just had to choose between finally becoming independent or renew their contract to keep making Halo games.
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  • ah ok the video explains all thanks. so now there moving on to destiny independently? artwork looks great
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  • Technically, Bungie never "owned" Halo, or Halo as we know it. Microsoft bought Bungie and Halo early on in its development. After Halo 3, a deal was made between Bungie and Microsoft: Bungie makes two more Halo games, and they get to become independent.
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  • They sold it so they could move on to bigger and better projects. Or at least I think that is correct.
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  • Bungie sold Halo to Microsoft back before Halo 1. Bungie would have gone bankrupt if Microsoft didn't buy them.
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  • This [url=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OtG6--4r_qk][b]video[/b][/url] explains everything. [Edited on 12.20.2012 4:17 AM PST]
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  • [quote][b]Posted by:[/b] psychowarren102 i just wanted to know why did bungie sell the rights to halo? in my opinion bungie were the only ones who could do it right and i cant look at halo 4 or the updated halo reach....and do they have another game series in mind?[/quote] They didn't sell anything. Halo belonged to Microsoft since they bought Bungie and all their IPs with it. Bungie made a contract with Microsoft that guaranteed them that they would develop two more Halo games for them and so had the permission to become independent and take their other IPs except for Halo and the two that belong Take Two (ONI, Myth) with them. Oh and the new game series Bungie is planning is called Destiny and from what you heard it seems to be a sci-fi/sci-fantasy shooter with some MMO-elements. [url=http://misriahsolutions.com/articles/waiting-for-destiny/]Here[/url] the information is gathered, that we have so far.
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  • Bungie owes a lot of thier success to Microsoft, weren't it for them, Halo would not have been marketed and funded as it was, and in its turn, might not have become the strong IP as it now is. Therefore, when Bungie wanted to split, MS kept the success that they made possible; they kept Halo. That's what I've gathered anyway... [Edited on 12.20.2012 4:03 AM PST]
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