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Bungie Signs 10-Year Deal With Activision 85

An anonymous reader writes "Infinity Ward may be suing Activision under allegations of low payment and no royalties, but it seems some developers are still happy to work with the publisher — it has just signed a 10-year deal with Bungie, the studio behind the popular Halo series of FPS games. Activision will publish all of Bungie's games in the next decade — although Bungie will own the IP. The terms of the deal are similar to those brokered by former Infinity Ward chiefs Jason West and Vince Zampella when they signed with EA after being fired in March."
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Bungie Signs 10-Year Deal With Activision

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  • Yes... (Score:1, Insightful)

    by Anonymous Coward on Friday April 30, 2010 @03:39AM (#32041688)

    Sign your souls away to us for the next 10 years while we milk you for all you're worth...I mean this will be a profitable 10 years for both of us...

  • The silver lining (Score:4, Insightful)

    by bbqsrc ( 1441981 ) on Friday April 30, 2010 @03:48AM (#32041746) Homepage
    No more rehashes of Halo :D
  • Re:Wonder $$ (Score:3, Insightful)

    by Hadlock ( 143607 ) on Friday April 30, 2010 @06:52AM (#32042410) Homepage Journal

    It's probably enough money to support the company while they rebuild after being let loose from under Microsoft's wing for what.. 8 years now? You need a huge chunk of investment cash flow from somewhere to support a major studio while they build a new AAA level blockbuster game. Activision will be breathing down their neck to see a first release inside of two years, so expect it to be shitty. They won't have the luxury of time to put out a top notch game like Blizzard does. Does anyone remember Blizzard announcing that FPS game "Ghost"? Luckily Bungie is sitting on the Myth property, along with ... well, [googles bungie's properties owned] uh, Marathon, and Oni [googles "Oni"]. So unless their plan is to release Myth 4 less than two years after Starcraft II, they'll be building some sort of new property just to generate cash. I'm doubtful if much of the creative staff that built Myth and Halo still work for the company.

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