Pachter: "Bungivision" Game Is "Well Along In Development"
And because Bungie has been free of Microsoft for a couple years now, it makes sense to assume that whatever their new game is, they're deep in development. Analyst Michael Pachter agrees with this rationale but then again, we're assuming he has some inside info. According to what he told Gamasutra, he first believes that this deal is more than a distribution agreement; it's more of a publishing partnership, which will "increase Activision's profit margins from around 10% to anywhere between 15 and 20% on all of Bungie's titles." In fact, he says Activision stands to rake in around $65 million on Bungie's first successful title. Lastly, Pachter says the new game is "well along in its development" and it should be a very big action game. We might see the announcement at E3 but in the meantime, all we can really do is guess...unless either Bungie or Activision decides to spill the beans before then. For our part, we actually prefer that it's not another Halo; that series is tired and Bungie is clearly a talented developer, so they should be able to produce something pretty special.
So what do you think the game will be? And do you think it will be the massive hit everyone is expecting it to be?
4/29/2010 8:53:56 PM John Shepard