I'm taking this with a $hit load
For one thing, if this secret new Bungie IP was to be as big a hit as the Halo series in terms of potential,
they wouldn't even mention it before the release of Halo 3.
Again, only if it's as good as the Halo series....
(So I don't think Bungie is releasing any new IP news in a while. Until after the release of Halo 3 at least)
So if this is true in any way, I expect the new IP to be something very different.
And I don't mean a very different type of game compared to Halo, I'm saying this thing won't even be an action title. It would be something off the wall at least....
You know, how Rare went from PDZ to like, Viva Pinata.
I just don't think Bungie are stupid enough to alienate the return of the Chief.
That's all I'm saying....