Microsoft and Bungie Separate?

October 5, 2007

Filefront is reporting that this week’s rumors of a potential Microsoft/Bungie split have been confirmed to a certain degree this morning.

They are claiming to have received an official announcement from Microsoft confirming the plan for Bungie to emerge as an independent company. In this deal, Microsoft would keep an equity interest in Bungie and contine to be the publisher for any future Bungie games. Microsoft would also retain the Halo IP rights as well as the rights to publish any and all future IPs that Bungie develops.

Having not received this announcement or seen it anywhere else, I am still not sure what is going on, but I am going out on a limb here since I intentionally failed to report it earlier in the week since it seemed so ludicrous.

I’ll keep an eye out for an official statement from Microsoft.

The official annoucement just hit my inbox a few minutes ago. Looks like this is legit.