UPDATE: Bungie: Call of Duty Conversation "Might Come Up"

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UPDATE: Bungie: Call of Duty Conversation "Might Come Up"

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At the moment, Bungie's partnership with Activision is solely focused on its own universe and titles - but the Halo maker won't rule out potentially working on Activision's own series on the side.

When it was announced yesterday that Halo developer Bungie had signed on a partnership with Activision, many assumed that the studio was Activision's new FPS ace in the whole to replace the crumbling Infinity Ward. Despite fans worried that their favorite studio had sold out to the devil, Bungie employees took pains to assure them that the developers were still independent and retained full control over their properties.

While the partnership is primarily based around Bungie's new game universe, and Bungie's main focus right now is completing Halo: Reach, Bungie's community manager Brian Jarrard told UGO to never say never regarding Activision's other properties. Theoretically, Bungie could potentially opt to work on other titles originating from Activision brands like Call of Duty.

"It's a discussion that might come up, but they partnered with us specifically based on the vision that we have, and the universe and games that we want to bring to the world in the next decade," said Jarrard. "Who's to know if there are other discussions where we have chances to work together in other areas, but that wasn't one of the core talking points in making this deal."

I don't doubt Jarrard's word that it wasn't really a part of the negotiations between Bungie and Activision thus far: One party is focused on making its next game and the planning for its new "universe," and the other is trying to keep its previously prized studio from falling apart.

But I'll eat my hat if people - on both sides of the conversation - haven't at least thought about it. "Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - now from the makers of Halo!" Would that sell like crazy or what?

Or what about Guitar Halo, eh? Eh??

Update: Jarrard has clarified his comments to VideoGamer, saying that Bungie is not thinking about doing Call of Duty "at all."

"But it's definitely not something we're interested in at all, and there have been no discussions around that. This partnership and every discussion over the last nine months has been solely based on Bungie bringing its own original IP and its next universe to life ... It's possible that I said, like I wouldn't say that we would never have that discussion. But I should definitely clarify that a hundred per cent our focus going forward is on our own IP.

"We are definitely inspired and excited to work on our own original IP. Working on somebody else's intellectual property does not excite us at all."

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I think that would crush my soul. Despite the fact that I enjoyed both Modern Warfare and the Halo series.

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3 - now from the makers of Halo. The sheer amount of sheeple between both camps would make it the best selling thing in history.

Eh...I wouldn't want Bungie to work on COD, the same way I wouldn't want Infinity Ward to make a Halo game. Not that they would ruin it or anything, it just isn't...well,right.

Bungie Please no

I'm more interested in Master Chief being a playable character in the next Guitar Hero.

...What? At least they wouldn't have to deal with Courtney Love.

For those worried, quick reminder. Bungie has made:
Real Time Tactical
FPS
TPS
Pong Clone
and more. Don't worry, all of their games since Pathways into Darkness have been awesome.

Bungie, despite your best reassurning claims no.

I forsee a generic shooter...Call of Duty : Space Marines, NOW comes with a special edition including the famous quotes of "Sarge"

Kinda want. Haven't really played any CoD games so I'm not sure how good they are.

i forsee call of duty: future warfare with a blue super soldier named master schleef. and we will be fighting an alien race called the schomvanant.

Halo vs Call of Duty used to be the big argument.

Now...this whole mess has flipped this upside-down.

They could likely bring some intresting things to the series, but, I bet the IW lot are feeling a little ill about it

Go team mediocrity!

Bungie + CoD = license to print money

NO! I might like COD, but you keep to your own stuff.

Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

The only good call of duty games are from IW. Even Treyarch's have been a pale, uninspired shadow of these: clumsily copying elements of IW games without any real sense of their proper use. Then again, MW2 was lacking in a lot of ways. The writing was scattered brained, the story itself was ridiculous.

Bunge doing COD would be a total joke. But it would have a good looking menu system.

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

I take it you haven't played either, as the graphics, controls, play style, movement, story, and level of (well lack of) realism are very different.

I don't know how you think Halo=Call of duty. They are different games, and both are good (or at least not that mediocre) in what they do.

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Any who, I hope for a new franchise, possibly combining the strengths of each company.

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

I am sorry, but how? besides the first shooter elements they are quite different, high health, no load outs, no perks, higher jump... (they are right now, Reach seems to be a bit similar)

Guitar Halo, that could work actually. Halo CE had some awesome guitar tracks in it.

Sporky111:
I'm more interested in Master Chief being a playable character in the next Guitar Hero.

That'd be awesome, though I never play Guitar Hero because the real guitar is more fun. :D

HG131:
For those worried, quick reminder. Bungie has made:
Real Time Tactical
FPS
TPS
Pong Clone
and more. Don't worry, all of their games since Pathways into Darkness have been awesome.

Halo Wars was awesome!? Huge and terrible generalisation.

who cares? Both (Bunjie and IW) are franchise milkers who have made some very good games and some not as great games. Lets just see what they do and hope that it is new projects rather than taking up the slack in already running projects.

I can already imagine what Rooster Teeth would do with this...

"Red vs. Blue... what a minute..."

Even though we would complain and bitch and moan about it, the only way to please the public is to really never make a sequel to am amazing game. Period. No matter what you do, sequels RARELY surpass their fore fathers, given those fore fathers were amazing blockbuster hits or cult classics. It's just the way the industry goes. COD4 amazing? well of course MW2 won't be as great in terms of the fans eyes. Again Yahtzee made good points on this. Companies like IW and Bungie are obviously talented in some respect if they came up with COD4 and Halo (The original), so the only way to keep the public happy would be to have them make original or amazing hit games every so often. Is this practical? Nope. Will it happen? Nope.

Rararaz:

HG131:
For those worried, quick reminder. Bungie has made:
Real Time Tactical
FPS
TPS
Pong Clone
and more. Don't worry, all of their games since Pathways into Darkness have been awesome.

Halo Wars was awesome!? Huge and terrible generalisation.

who cares? Both (Bunjie and IW) are franchise milkers who have made some very good games and some not as great games. Lets just see what they do and hope that it is new projects rather than taking up the slack in already running projects.

Bungie didn't make Halo Wars that was Ensemble Studios, which has been closed down already. And to be fair, both studios had said they didn't want to continue after the first successful game but they were pressured into doing it for their publishers.

If they make Call of Duty Modern Warfare 3 it will be the Gaza Strip of video game fanboyism.

dementedartist22:
The problem with all these companies is the same thing yahtzee said in one of his videos, spore i think it was...anyways, even though we would complain and bitch and moan about it, is to really never make a sequel to am amazing game. Period. No matter what you do, sequels RARELY surpass their fore fathers, given those fore fathers were amazing blockbuster hits or cult classics. It's just the way the industry goes. COD4 amazing? well of course MW2 won't be as great in terms of the fans eyes. Again Yahtzee made good points on this. Companies like IW and Bungie are obviously talented in some respect if they came up with COD4 and Halo (The original), so the only way to keep the public happy would be to have them make original or amazing hit games every so often. Is this practical? Nope. Will it happen? Nope.

This man speaks the truth. If one can really expect someone to make a hit game every time they try, then we would be living in a perfect world. Alas we do not live in said world and can't realistically expect gold every time they put code together.

I hope not. Call of Duty is Infinity Ward's baby or at least it used to be when it still had the original guys.

Halo is Bungie's baby.

Having wither developer working on the other is worse than "trading wives."

I'll keep an open mind on it. On one hand, they could just rely on Bungie+CoD=money, but on the other hand it has the potential to be one of the greatest shooters ever made.

please god no...just no

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

you take that back right now COD is/was a good/excellent game halo was a average FPS with a generic hero and a plot that was effectivly copy pasted from warhammer 0k

Doomsday11:
please god no...just no

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

you take that back right now COD is/was a good/excellent game halo was a average FPS with a generic hero and a plot that was effectivly copy pasted from warhammer 0k

CoD was a generic brown-a-thon featuring zero innovation.

Halo, while also generic in gameplay and visual features, had a lot of innovation, especially for console FPS games.

Also, 40k? Do you actually know what 40k is?

No doubt having Bungie working on Call of Duty would attract a lot (read: shit ton) of buyers but it just wouldn't feel right to me. I liked Halo and Call of Duty is one of my favorite franchises, even if MW2's single player was shit, but it just would be weird to have Bungie making call of duty.

also how many god damn teams does Activision need to make one franchise?

Joshimodo:

Doomsday11:
please god no...just no

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

you take that back right now COD is/was a good/excellent game halo was a average FPS with a generic hero and a plot that was effectivly copy pasted from warhammer 0k

CoD was a generic brown-a-thon featuring zero innovation.

Halo, while also generic in gameplay and visual features, had a lot of innovation, especially for console FPS games.

Also, 40k? Do you actually know what 40k is?

Disagree. Halo's visuals turned a lot of people onto mainstream gaming and FPS. There are some moments in the first game that are just beautiful, both in music and art. Time even let its traditional back-page opinion focus on it:

I've already confessed my unmanly affection for Halo, which may be the single most perfect video game ever made. Halo 2 (for Xbox) hits stores Nov. 9, and it offers more of the same adrenalized, flawlessly orchestrated, hyper-realistic combat (the new game lets you rock two weapons simultaneously, John Woo--style, which is not actually that useful but hella fun), but its real genius lies in its architecture. It's staged like Wagnerian opera: you fight through vast, Olympian structures, combating mind-hurtingly titanic forces, and the effect is precisely that mixture of awe and terror and wonder that the philosopher Edmund Burke called the sublime.

Now somebody writing an article to this tune nowadays would be laughed out of the room, of course. But there just weren't a lot of video games like Halo back when it was released, in terms of art direction or soundtrack or storytelling. Lyrical names like the Pillar of Autumn, an effort to develop and understand alien antagonists, Forerunner architecture and well-done voice acting were all points that its predecessors had missed, even the vaunted Half-Life. I find it amusing beyond end that people can't get enough of dumping on Halo nowadays when it was filled with so many notable accomplishments. Perhaps there were a few games like it before, but it brought together all of those elements and made the mainstream notice. That is commendable.

Also, the Modern Warfare series made a viable game that drew a good lot of details and inspiration from today's conflicts. That in and of itself is a massive achievement. (And it broke the stranglehold of WWII on wartime FPS. Thank goodness.)

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

Obvious troll is obvious.

Joshimodo:

Doomsday11:
please god no...just no

Assassin Xaero:
Umm... how? Halo pretty much is just CoD in space...

you take that back right now COD is/was a good/excellent game halo was a average FPS with a generic hero and a plot that was effectivly copy pasted from warhammer 0k

CoD was a generic brown-a-thon featuring zero innovation.

Halo, while also generic in gameplay and visual features, had a lot of innovation, especially for console FPS games.

Also, 40k? Do you actually know what 40k is?

Also COD while it may be generic in your eyes,still was refined to such a standard that even yahtzee could only find minor nitpick with it.
Also on the halo front innovation just go look at yahtzees zp on halo 3 too see just how little inovation there was and all invoarion there actually was just made it worse.
As for 40k lets compare stories shall we in the future a large number of planets are run by a secret evil dictatership(read the halo novels)that secretly kidnapps children to induct them into a secret organisation of supersoilder's wearing power armour sounding designed to combat humanity itself and any uprising agaist the dictartership(space marines were sent during the great crusades to both reclaim humanity and make sure it followed the emperour)Is attacked by a hyper advanced alien race(ok that I will give you happens in many sci-fi stories)on a religous crusade looking for holy artifacts belonging to there long dead ancesters(so religous nuts looking for long lost technolgy that happens to be super advanced even though its thousands of years old sounds like STC's from 40k to me)
Finally the covenant attack is basicly the horus hersey san's the awersomness also if you still dont believe me try this chart:
Brutes - Orks more specificly the boyz phycally stronger than an human has low interlect enjoys mindless violence uses hammers
Elites - Elder hyper advanced warrior culture which uses swords and is incredibly gracful wears ornate armour
Jackles - Tau phsycily weak but are amazing snipers use long range rifles
Grunts - Grots
Flood - Tyranids
Spartans - Space marines
USMC - Imperial guard
Guilty spark - Necron's

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