Halo Creators Tease MMO As Their Next Big ThingS

Speaking at Game Developers Conference Online 2010, creative director Joe Staten hinted that Bungie's next project could feature "a world that was always there for you." Does Bungie have a shooter MMO up its sleeve?

Kotaku contributing columnist and Gamasutra news editor Leigh Alexander was in the audience this morning as Bungie's creative director Joseph Staten delivered a keynote titled "Writing the Whirlwind: 10 Years on the Frontlines Of HALO Storytelling and Beyond" at GDC Online in Austin, Texas. Towards the end of the talk Staten took questions, one of which regarded the new project Bungie is working on now that it's done with Halo.

His only response, according to Leigh Alexander's Twitter: "Wouldn't it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you? Wow. That would be great."

The comment supports rumblings we've heard around Kotaku Tower that Bungie's next game could be a shooter MMO.

So what do you folks think? Would you play a game like Planetside developed by a company with Bungie's shooter pedigree?

Check out the link below for Gamasutra's full article on the rest of Staten's keynote.

GDC Online: Bungie's Staten On Building Worlds, Not Words [Gamasutra]