Phil Spencer Believes Modern Xbox “Could Have Lasted” Bungie

Phil Spencer Believes Modern Xbox "Could Have Lasted" Bungie

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  • “They had huge ambitions at the moment.” They had sold their company for a specific sum of money. They saw what Halo had become. And it’s like, ‘OK, Microsoft gained more from Halo’s success than Bungie did.’ There isn’t any other storey that can be told.”

  • Spencer explained why Bungie left Microsoft in a recent interview with Axios.

He continued, referring to Bungie’s Destiny series. “If you’re saying, ‘Hey, I think I’ve got another one of those in me. I want to really take another chance,’ I can understand the allure of doing that as an independent company.”

When discussing the history of the partnership between Microsoft and Bungie, Spencer said, “We’ve learned a lot.” He added that keeping Bungie in the Microsoft family would have been more likely now than when they initially parted. “Could we do it today? I think we could.”

Bungie recently released images of armour sets included as part of the 30th anniversary. They each include some references to Bungie’s past, with the titan armour appearing to have a needler based shoulder pad. Spencer previously told Axios that he didn’t know if any crossover content was planned for the event.

A significant update to Destiny 2 is set to release as part of the anniversary celebrations. The armour system will get a major update that will allow third-party software to change equipped armour mods around without asking the player to return to the tower and do it manually.

There will also be significant changes to how abilities and supers work. Grenades and supers will now be on timers specific to the ability in question. These changes should allow for more precise tuning of power levels from Bungie.

 

 

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