Just recently Nintendic revealed the version of Halo that was previously being worked on for the Nintendo DS and how, sadly, it would never see the light of day for reasons that could not be specified. When people have asked Microsoft about the project in the past, all they have received is a bunch ‘no comment’ responses. Now, though, with Bungie splitting up with Microsoft, the team behind Halo has spoken about the prospect of such a game.
Speaking out in a new interview, Brian Jarrard, Franchise and Community Director at Bungie, has openly discussed the project shown off by Matt Casamassina of IGN and the chances of Halo ever actually being officially released on the Nintendo DS.
“This rumor has been circulating for a while and as you know we even saw some real life screens and assets this week. Ultimately it’s up to Microsoft to decide if and when they take Halo to a different platform. That particular demo was in fact created and I believe it was an unsolicited pitch a long time ago but nothing ever came of it.”
As for what the future holds for Bungie now it is once again an independent developer, Jarrard stated:
“Typically speaking, that opportunity could exist for us down the road and possibly those prospects are exciting for some of our engineers, but on the other hand, we’ve only made one game for the 360 and that game happened to turn out very, very well. The platform’s been really good to us, Microsoft has been really good to us. So for now we’re just taking it all in stride.
“We’ve got our hands full with some 360 commitments and that’s going to keep us occupied for quite a while. Beyond that, anything’s possible, but it’s too early to say. We don’t have any dev kits in the building for other platforms. There’s nothing like that going on right now.”
So it appears Bungie has yet to get hold of Wii or PlayStation 3 development kits, yet no doubt they will be soon winging their way to the team as they attempt to re-establish themselves in a post-Halo world. What would you like to see Bungie do next, though, support Sony’s powerhouse platform or go down the innovation route and crack out a First-Person Shooter for Wii?
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