Activision today revealed that the publisher has formed a 10-year deal with Halo developer Bungie, marking the firm’s first alignment since parting ways with Microsoft back in 2007.
According to the press blurb, the deal is “an exclusive 10-year partnership to bring Bungie’s next big action game universe to market,” with Activision obtaining exclusive global rights to publish all Bungie’s future endeavours based on the new IP on “multiple platforms and devices”. Bungie itself will remain an independent studio and will own the IP.
Harold Ryan, president of Bungie, commented: “We chose to partner with Activision on our next IP because of their global reach, multi-platform experience and marketing expertise.”
“From working together over the past nine months on this agreement, it is clear that Activision supports our commitment to giving our fans the best possible gaming experiences.”
“Bungie is one of the premier studios in our industry and we are extremely pleased to have the opportunity to work with their talented team over the next decade,” added Activision COO, Thomas Tippl.
“Bungie has developed some of the most compelling and successful games, multiplayer experiences and thriving fan communities, and this alliance underscores our long-standing commitment to foster the industry’s best creative talent. Our unprecedented partnership with Bungie will enable us to broaden our pipeline of exciting new games as we continue to strengthen our industry position and pursue long-term growth opportunities.”