Rumor: Bungie teases a “world that is always there for you” during GDC Online

Wednesday, 6th October 2010 18:06 GMT By Stephany Nunneley


Oh Bungie, you big tease. When will you tell us what you are working on over at Activision, and when will you say whether or not it’s an MMO?

Speaking during GDC Online 2010 in Texas today, Bungie creative director Joe Staten hinted around about Bungie’s next project and teased what it could be with an answer to a question posed.

“Wouldn’t it be great if we could make a world that was always there for you?”, replied Staten. “Wow. That would be great.”

The comment just adds more fuel to the Bungie MMO fire that’s been slowly smoldering for quite a while.

Last we heard, Bungie’s Brian Jarrard refused to confirm or deny to us if the new IP the studio is working on is, in fact, an MMO or not. However, Activision’s Thomas Tippl said during the announcement of the Bungie deal online was “expected” to be a big part of Bungie’s new game. That could mean online multiplayer though, not necessarily an MMO.

So, we should just take Bungie’s latest tease as just that for the time being. Hopefully, something concrete will be announced soon.

Via Kotaku, Gamasutra.



  1. AHA-Lambda

    oh well, if its an mmo i aint buying

    #1 4 years ago
  2. Erthazus

    Activision is a perfect partner for shitty developer that can make lifeless shooters. MMO for them is a perfect thing. I think they are going to make a shooter… MMO Tribes thingy.

    But Pass, because Scott Youngblood (Starsiege: Tribes and Tribes 2 lead designer) and Mark Kern (World Of Warcraft lead designer) makes already a perfect MMO shooter: Firefall

    #2 4 years ago
  3. Geezerbird

    James Staten?

    Or is that Joseph Staten?

    #3 4 years ago
  4. Stephany Nunneley

    @3 It’s Joe, actually. My bad.

    #4 4 years ago
  5. LOLshock94

    @2 activision should be making a deal with guerilla games soon since they make lifeless shooters

    #5 4 years ago
  6. spiderLAW

    Please dont let it be an MMO. I cant stand MMOs at all. I played WoW for about a week (15hrs total) and i just couldnt stand anymore. I am sure there are reasons why people like them so much but for me i just dont get the appeal.
    Anyways. If it is an MMO, good for those who enjoy them.

    I would love something like an epic action adventure that takes about 60hrs to finish the main story and then another 50hrs to do the side quests after. Something that has you start off as the unkown guy/girl and then you eventually become the hero/villain at the end of the game and then the sidequests after the main story is over it has you doing your part as the hero/villain.
    Not like Fable but more like a long Zelda but with less reading and more voice over work.

    #6 4 years ago
  7. Prof.Dr.Moertel

    oh snap. Halo MMO… Let´s just do a MMO out of everything!

    #7 4 years ago
  8. YoungZer0

    Let’s just don’t do MMO’s at all!

    #8 4 years ago
  9. DSB

    Obvious trolling from Bungie there.

    I always get nervous when standard developers move into MMO’s. Stick to what you’re good at.

    That being said, Bungie making a Planetside clone? I love.

    #9 4 years ago
  10. YoungZer0

    Yeah, remember what happened to Realtime Worlds?

    This can only end bad, especially if you consider that Bungie has been making the same game over and over again in the last few years.

    #10 4 years ago
  11. Erthazus

    @10 Even if Bungie will create the most shittiest MMO ever. Behind them is Activision that is super PRO in Marketing. They have a marketing department at the level of Microsoft.

    + nothing will happen to them because money from development is from Activision. They won’t die because of one FAIL when Acti have Call Of duty and Blizzard entertainment.

    #11 4 years ago
  12. Callum

    @11 Did you play Halo: Reach? Bungie know what they are doing. Just because they have been making FPS’s for the past ten years, doesn’t mean shit about their capabilities else where. There are plenty of transferable skills between nearly all genres of games.
    I’m pretty confident what ever they do will be solid; their combined experience and knowledge from the Halo series, pluss the devs excitment for something new and fresh is going to push them further and further.

    And realtime worlds was a disaster yes, let’s hope the managers at activision can learn a lesson from someone elses mistake.

    #12 4 years ago
  13. polygem

    Hmmm i think its about time for a huge rpg style shooter. The first attempts have been very promising but were only just shooters with rpg elements. Something you could call an mmo shooter hybrid or so could indeed become the secret supermegaweapon of gaming. also I think bungie is perfect for creating something like this. You can say what you want about halo but its just one of the finest fps. Well balanced and addictive smooth gameplay. Im not a fan of greedy acti at all but they could Indeed be a good partner for a huge project like this. Imo its about time to create a new genre around the fps genre mechanics. My only fear is to become a pale addicted male nerd with no more social contacts.

    #13 4 years ago
  14. Freek

    No Bungie, no it would not be great. Please do not make an MMO.

    #14 4 years ago

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