Bungie Declares Independence

Monday, October 1, 2007

In a deal naming almost no specifics, Bungie Studios, a wholly owned unit of Microsoft's Microsoft Games Division, becomes the privately held Bungie LLC, with minority Microsoft shareholding and a long-term Halo publishing deal.


Bungie spent slightly more than seven years and fifteen weeks owned wholly by Microsoft, releasing four games during that period: Oni, Halo 1, Halo 2, and Halo 3. Halo 1 and Oni underwent significant development before the purchase.