Halo: Reach is developer Bungie's last Halo for at least 10 years

Lead Designer says Bungie is calling it quits on the epic franchise

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Now THAT%26rsquo;S an explosion. In aninterview with Joystiq, Halo: Reach%26rsquo;s lead multiplayer designer, Lars Bakken, dropped an atomic bomb. Developer Bungie%26rsquo;s time on the Halo franchise is coming to an end%26hellip; at least for now.

%26ldquo;This is our last Halo Bungie game%26hellip;maybe ten years down the line we%26rsquo;ll decide to make another Halo game, but for now, yes. This is it for us,%26rdquo; said Bakken.

With the Halo franchise being one of the first defining factors in popularizing online console multiplayer and tea-bagging, this is sad, shocking news; however, with Reach being the 9 bazillionth iteration in the Halo series, it makes sense that Bungie would be ready to move on. And we have to say the Bungie-handled era of the series definitely seems to be going off with abang.

Of course, publisher Microsoft owns the Halo franchise, so it could very easily just hand the %26ldquo;makin%26rsquo; more Halos%26rdquo; duties off to another developer. For instance, publisher Activision currently has two, if not three different developers working on Call of Duty games, just to ensure there%26rsquo;s a new one every holiday season.

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Apr 21, 2010

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