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Bungie Won't Say If Halo: Reach Is The Studio's Last Halo

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Last month, Bungie senior designer Lars Bakken said that Halo: Reach would be the studio's last Halo title. "In terms of Bungie-produced Halo games," the designer stated, "ODST and then Reach is probably all you're going to get."

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Microsoft subsidiary 343 Industries is poised to take over the series after the release of first-person-shooter Halo: Reach.

Bungie is back tracking on Bakken's remark and has deployed community and pr director Brian Jarrard to clean up what the senior designer has stated.

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"The clarification is we just don't know at this point. I'm not really able to speculate on what we're going to do after Reach," Jarrard told website VideoGamer.com. "I wouldn't confirm or deny at this point. We're really excited to get Reach out the door. Beyond that, we're not at liberty to say right now what's next."

But...

"I think there's a lot of work just to get Reach done between now and next fall. At that point anything's possible. We're going to keep looking at making the games we want to make. Maybe that's Halo. Maybe it's not. We'll have to wait and see."

Maybe that's Halo. Maybe it's not. Maybe today I will eat a ham sandwich. Maybe I won't. You'll have to wait and see.

Bungie: Maybe our next game is Halo, maybe it's not - Halo: Reach for Xbox 360 News [VideoGamer]

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I really disagree with you Gunluva. I find it damn near impossible to say that FOUR total video games- over two generations of hardware- counts as "being milked". To count side projects that have NO impact on the video game side of the liscense is absurd. What we have are two games from Xbox, and ONE game from Xbox 360 from Bungie. FPS's. Then a side project from Ensemble that was not only tastefully done, but superb and completely different from the norm- an RTS. STOP. That's what we have over 7 years. Next month we'll have an expansion released (and a freaking cool one at that) so we'll be up to a whopping 4 FPS games over the past 7 years. That's crazy nonsense to call that 'milking'. And if by the end of next year we have the Reach game out- that still can't possiblly fit into a 'Milked' franchise category. When we see things that just use Master Chief for the sake of using Master Chief (like a racing game or a Role Playing Game) then we're seeing a franchise being milked. When we see comics or graphic novels... that's really not even in the same breath- and to say toys or posters... you're grasping very far and wide for straws.