|343 Industries takes over the Halo franchise from Bungie on 30th March|
|Posted: 01.02.2012 06:05 by JonahFalcon||Comments: 3|
On the 30th March, 343 Industries will be in complete control of the Halo franchise, as Bungie will be transferring all of the Halo data to the new shepherds of the mega-popular Xbox 360 franchise.
Bungie posted on the official blog: "On March 31st, 2012 (the) transition process will be complete, all live Halo data will be managed by 343 Industries, and Bungie will no longer be able to update game stats and player service records, to host new user generated content, or to operate the Bungie Pro service. All currently supported, Bungie-developed Halo titles will be impacted by this change.
Any replacement functionality, and all future Halo support, will be provided by Microsoft and 343 Industries via Halo Waypoint at http://halo.xbox.com.
Bungie will preserve all existing historical Halo data on Bungie.net for as long as the Internet and Bungie's data storage systems remain functional."
Halo: Reach was the last game in the franchise to be developed by Bungie. Halo 4 is being produced by 343 Industries and is due for release at the end of 2012.