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Halo, Destiny lead writer rejoins Microsoft after jumping ship from Bungie

Halo, Halo 2, Halo 3, Halo ODST and Destiny writer Joe Staten has turned up at Microsoft, having left Bungie in September.

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  • Destiny creative director and writer leaves Bungie

    Long-serving Bungie writer Joe Staten has parted ways with the developer.

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  • Destiny looked to Borderlands and Far Cry for missed opportunities to "capitalize on"

    When developing Destiny, Bungie said it took some inspiration from other open-world shooters such as Borderlands and Far Cry, by looking at the things it felt the developers did right, and the opportunities the teams may have missed.

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  • Destiny inspired by episodic TV

    Bungie’s shared-worlds shooter Destiny was partially inspired by TV shows like Battlestar Galactica, Lost and even The Wire.

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  • Bungie: New IP to be "even better" than Halo

    The bar’s been raised. Pistols are good to go at half-dawn. Bungie is ready to make sure its new IP that will be published by Activision will be “even better than Halo.

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  • Bungie: ODST has "connections" to Halo: Reach

    Bungie writer Joseph Staten has said to OXM (via CVG) that Halo 3: ODST has connections to the upcoming Halo: Reach. “The Halo Universe has always had these interconnections but when we made ODST we had the luxury of knowing the Halo game we were going to make next. So it made a lot of […]

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  • Developers from Halo 2's "ilovebees" working on ODST meta-game

    During the Halo 3: ODST panel at PAX, Bungie’s Joe Staten revealed that Fourth Wall Studios are developing a meta-game for Halo 3: ODST called “Sadie’s Story.” Created by artist Ashley Wood and former members of 42 Entertainment, which created the “ilovebees” campaign for Halo 2, Fourth Wall’s meta-game tells the story of New Mombasa […]

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  • Halo 3: ODST is "done," says Staten

    Halo 3 creative director Joe Staten revealed to IGN yesterday that Halo 3: ODST (Orbital Drop Shock Trooper) is “done.” Hopefully that means the September 22 release date will stick and perhaps a demo might be in the offing, although Bungie traditionally, don’t ‘do’ demos.

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  • Halo 3: Recon is 5-6 hours long, "Not a $60 title"

    Apparently the Game Informer issue currently hitting subs carries a quote from Bungie’s Joe Staten saying “we do not view this as a $60 title” in relation to Halo 3: Recon. The game’s the magazine’s cover star. That’s it. Someone scan the article, please. From Halo.Bungie, via Kotaku.

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