There’s been some increasing talk about Bungie’s next, non-Halo title recently. So far we know they’ve been working on it for at least a year, that it’s not necessarily tied to a specific platform and that they’re getting close to reaching a publishing agreement. What we don’t know is who that publisher could be, meaning it’s just the right time for some speculation.
On his personal blog, Bethesda’s production director Ashley Cheng has speculated that there aren’t really that many possible choices out there. “You can count on one hand the number of publisher’s around who can afford to publish Bungie’s next game: EA (via EA Partners), Activision, Ubisoft, Microsoft, and of course, Bethesda,” Cheng writes, adding, “I can only imagine how much it will cost to snag their next title.”
But, there is another. One that would make a few heads explode here and there. “There is one more publisher who could get into the game: Sony. That would be interesting. Unlikely.” But you never know.