Bungie

In 1991, a video game development corporation was formed under the label “Bungie Computer Products Company” (most popularly named “Bungie LLC”) by two University of Chicago students: Alex Seropian and Jason Jones, before his liberation from Microsoft. When the corporation acquired it in 2000, it became part of the Windows computer game studios. Bungie Studios is recognized as the developer of many of Halo, Marathon, Myth and Destiny ‘s famous video games.

Microsoft purchased Bungie in 2000 and the Halo: Battle Evolved game is being re-cast as a launch theme for the Xbox system of Microsoft. Halo was the “killer game” of the Xbox, and it sold millions of units and produced the Halo show.

Bungie is now split from Microsoft and, upon repurchase, it will operate as an individual company. In April 2010, it reached a ten-year distribution deal with Activision. Their first game was Destiny, the 2014 first-person shooter and in 2017 Destiny 2. Bungie revealed in January 2019 that it would terminate this relationship and publish Destiny. The Halo series, though, which is the undisputed accomplishment of Bungie Studios, can not be released on other sites, because Microsoft still holds ownership.

Halo: Reach was the final game to join in the Halo series, leading to the split of the business from Microsoft. 343 Entertainment, the Microsoft division are also producing games and applications in the franchise (Halo Waypoint, Halo: Battle Evolved Anniversary, Halo 4, Halo: Master Chief Collection, Halo: Spartan Assault, and Halo 5: Guardians).

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