Bungie bids farewell to Halo in blog post

first_imgIn a post on its official blog, Bungie has marked the end of celebrating its 20th anniversary, as well as ‘Bungie Day,’ and with that is bidding a fond farewell to the Halo franchise.The story refuses to show sadness or loss at handing the franchise over to Microsoft, and instead poses Bungie as joining the existing fanbase of the universe. “Halo is in great hands… yours,” it reads.Bungie recapped the online activity that has accompanied the celebrations. Special items for sale in the Bungie Store, as well as Xbox Live Avatar items, have raised “a mountain of money” for the Bungie Foundation, the company’s charitable arm, and will continue to be on sale for a few more months. The company also handed out tons of swag from their own offices and offered all Halo: Reach players the Blue Flames, a tweak that engulfs the player in cosmetic blue flames, which formerly symbolized a Bungie employee when playing online.The company then outlined its own upcoming transition. Bungie.net will start shifting “very soon,” it says, heading in the direction of the launch of its upcoming IP. More immediately, Reach playlist management will shift to Microsoft subsidiary 343 Industries on August 2nd, and presumably from there it will be a gradual migration of Bungie.net services to Microsoft. That day will also mark the release of a 20th anniversary ViDoc.“It isn’t The End,” concludes the post. Bungie is starting its creative process all over again, and players should look forward to the result.Read more on Bungie.netlast_img read more

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