Last week, details on Bungie’s new project were leaked because of a lawsuit between Infinity Ward and Activision. The case between the two unexpectedly revealed some details of Activision’s 10 year contract with Bungie. With E3 right around the corner, fans of the Halo creator were anticipating an announcement from the studio regarding their next project; however the developers broke their silence today and officially revealed that no such announcements should be expected in this year’s Electronic Entertainment Expo.
In an official blog post by Bungie, the developers revealed that they will be present at E3 but strictly as audience. They will be around the booth area to check out other projects and answer questions about their plans to the press and fans. The developer confirmed that they are not ready to talk about their new project yet, so anyone who has been expecting some announcements will simply have to wait a little longer.
The leaked information that was uncovered by the press over the new project by Bungie revealed a 10 year contract deal with Activision. According to the contract, Bungie is supposed to release four sci-fi shooter titles which will be published by Activision. The first title, codenamed ‘Destiny’ is scheduled to be released in fall 2013 with other parts of the same project appearing yearly. The case documents also revealed that Bungie will be releasing a series of downloadable content for its new games over the coming years.
According to the case documents, Activision will be publishing the games first on Xbox 360, followed by a PC release and then finally on PlayStation 3. This is something Bungie has always wanted, allowing more people to play their games which Microsoft hasn’t allowed as it has made Xbox exclusive titles only.
Bungie also wrote that signing a contract with Activision will not change the primary aims of the company. It assured that the company is still independent and will work on its own and will not be influenced by the decisions of the publisher. The announcement for its next project is expected around fall this year.