You know that monster video game franchise, Halo? The one that works only on the Xbox series of game consoles? The one made by Microsoft’s Bungie? It still belongs to MS, but all other things Bungie no longer do.
As of today, my friends who work for Bungie are no longer Microsoft employees, as Gates and company have allowed the department to spin off as an independent company. That’s great news. Microsoft will be keeping Halos 1-3, but the rest is all for the B.
Why would they do this for a money machine like Bungie? As thanks for Halo, and by extension the Xbox. Helluva thank you, if you ask us.
[Update]: Here’s what our rep had to say, “There’s been no such announcement. We continue to celebrate the tremendous success of the global phenomenon that is Halo 3.”
Bungie Leaving Microsoft!! You heard it here first folks [It’s in the P.I.]