QUOTE(Software2 @ Oct 5 2007, 08:52 AM)
There are four main positions you can take:
1.) No good can come of this. (I can't accept change!)
2.) Now they have the freedom to do what they want. (I'm desperately trying to justify why this is anything but bad.)
3.) Ha! Suck it M$! Even your best devs hate you! (I'm a [insert OS or game console here] fanboy and can't see things for what they really are.)
4.) Meh. (I can't understand the potential implications of this.)
If any of you Halo/Bungie fans remember, Bungie used to be a Macintosh game developer until Halo was about to be released. Microsoft saw the potential of the game to release it with their new gaming console - The Xbox. Bungie was an amazing game developer. Halo was a game that was ahead of it's time until Microsoft pushed it's release back due to changing it's platform from Mac to the Xbox and parallel the Xbox release. Microsoft did a major injustice to the gaming community and Bungie at that time, but seems to be for the best in the long run. I hope Bungie remembers it's origins and creates more than just FPS's like Microsoft has made them.
Don't expect Halo on other platforms yet, or ever. Microsoft has made sure it still has it's grasp on that one.