OverviewBungie Studios was founded as Bungie Software Products Corporation in May 1991 by Alex Seropian. Originally most famous for the Myth and Marathon series, the company's best-received accomplishment is the Halo series created after the acquisition by Microsoft in June 2000.
After developing 3 Halo games, which became a flagship for the Xbox consoles, Microsoft announced in October 2007 that Bungie would become independent again. Microsoft retains an equity interest in the company and have a publishing agreement for the Microsoft-owned Halo intellectual property as well as other future properties developed by Bungie.
In October 2008 the company revealed that the expansion pack Halo 3: Recon would be the last project in the first-person shooter trilogy that the company plans to undertake.
In April 2010 Bungie revealed to have signed a 10-year contract with publisher Activision, granting the company exclusive, worldwide rights to publish and distribute all future games. Bungie holds the rights to all the intellectual property.
Also Known As
- Bungie Studios (from Jun 19, 2000 to Oct 05, 2007)
- Bungie Software Products Corporation (from May, 1991 to Jun 18, 2000)