Bungie Is Done With Halo: Reach, Now Focused On 'New Universe'

The next chapter in Bungie's development history is well underway, according to its new publisher Activision. With Halo: Reach having "gone gold," the team responsible for Halo (until now) is shifting its focus.

Activision execs said during today's investor call that "the majority of the Bungie team has moved into their new space and is now focused on crafting their new universe." That new action game, Bungie says, is something totally new. Unfortunately, we won't hear any concrete details about that new universe this year, the developer says.

Bungie executive producer Joseph Tung tells the Sydney Morning Herald that Halo: Reach for the Xbox 360 is "pretty much in the can," done in plenty of time for its September release. The developer plans to support Reach post-launch.