So, with its work on Halo finally done after ten long years, Bungie has commemorated this year's Bungie Day by bidding a fond and emotional farewell to the franchise that made its name, passing on earnest good wishes both to its fans, and to the new Microsoft team taking over the series.
In a blog post on Bungie.net, the studio has related not feelings of sadness, but of hope, both for the future of Halo and for the future of Bungie's upcoming works as it begins its new life after the Chief. It's all rather heartfelt, but being Bungie, slightly overblown in the gravitas stakes too. So while I have no doubt that the post was written with tongue placed somewhat within cheek, I felt that mere written text could not do Bungie's sentiments justice. Bungie's final words to the Halo community deserved something more. A more significant delivery. So I decided that a dramatic reading was necessary.
I called Simon Callow, but he was busy, so I made it myself. I have a beard so I think I'm pretty well qualified.
That's only a short exerpt though. Head over to Bungie.net for the full post, where the studio discusses the last days of Halo in its offices, the metamorphisis of both studio and website, and its "unwavering focus" on the future. Excting times. Here's crossing everything that Bungie's next universe proves as successful as the one it's leaving behind. And that it provides me with something else to theatrically bellow about soon.
July 11. 2011
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