Phil Spencer, Capo DXBoxI recently mentioned in an interview with Axios that Microsoft now, with its new organization in terms of games, it probably will keep bungee internally and avoiding the separation that took place years ago.
Microsoft acquired Bungie in 2000, shortly before the release of Combat aura evolvedbut then separated and became independent again in 2007, founding Bungie LLC and, with this separation, led to the creation of 343 Industries by various members of the original team.
According to Spencer, this separation could have been avoided by using a different set of Xbox hardware, such as those currently within Microsoft.
Obviously this is quite hypothetical logic, but Spencer was also present at the time within the Xbox and was able to assess organizational differences between the division of time and that of now. “While they had big ambitions, they sold their business for a certain amount of money, saw what Halo had become and realized that Microsoft had received more benefits from Bungie itself from this success,” Spencer explained.
The head of Xbox realized that at that time they wanted to propose something new and they already had a big project planned and they wanted to make better use of it: “I understand the appeal of launching a big corporate project. independentsaid Spencer, who realized how understandable Bungie’s deal with Destiny was from the point of view of a very ambitious and capable team.
As for the SeparationWhen asked if current Microsoft could have avoided it, he replied, “If we could have avoided that in today’s setup? Yes, I think we could.” Most likely, with this statement, Spencer argues that the greater freedom afforded to the development teams at Xbox Game Studios would have allowed Bungie to be able to develop its new project by pushing the limits imposed by Halo, even if it’s still a guess.
Last summer, Bungie turned 30 and celebrated the anniversary with a stellar party video, while 343 Industries appears to have at least one more Halo game in development, according to Jez Corden.
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