[This article is reprinted from GamePro.]
Game-maker Bungie, which originated as a Mac developer and recently split from Microsoft, revealed Monday that it is hard at work on a new title that will not be tied to the Xbox 360.
The news does not apply to the recently revealed Halo 3: Recon prequel, which is coming to the Xbox 360 sometime in 2009.
“No, we’re not [tied into a specific platform for new IP],” said community and PR director Brian Jarrard, speaking to GamesIndustry.biz. “We haven’t gotten that far yet to be totally honest.
“In theory we do have every means to go out and find the right ecosystem, the right partners, to align with. So who knows what the future will bring us.”
Nevertheless, Jarrard was careful to stress the high value Bungie assigned the Xbox 360/Microsoft community, even as he wouldn’t rule out future development on the PS3 or Wii. Online, especially, is an area where Bungie will continue to rely on Microsoft’s platform, Jerrard’s comments seemed to suggest.
“For us the 360 has been great because there’s just been this great synergy with Bungie because all of our games have this inherent social community aspect,” Jarrard said. “Everything we’ve ever done has this very big online component – we, together with the Xbox consoles, have continued to push that Live experience, the whole notion of a party experience forward.
Wait, does that mean Halo: Party Games is coming soon?