Bungie’s long and successfully kept secret, Bungie Aerospace, has at last been revealed, and it is not a new game. It does however have something to do with game creation.
Namely, it’s a venture to help independent developers launch their mobile and social games under the Bungie brand while giving them the resources — like the Bungie.net platform — and creative freedom to do as they will.
Explains Pete Parsons, Bungie COO: “Bungie has always been passionate about making and playing great games, regardless of platform. Bungie Aerospace will allow us to explore game creation in multiple formats with some amazingly talented teams. Now that we’ve returned to our roots as an independent studio, we are in a position to launch Bungie Aerospace to support, foster, and elevate like-minded, independent developers.”
Bungie Aerospace’s first partnership is with Seattle-based Harebrained Schemes, which is led by Jordan Weisman, the creative man behind Halo 2‘s “I Love Bees” ARG, and the MechWarrior and Shadowrun universes. Their first game, Crimson, can be expected on iOS and Android devices later this summer. As for any further details, we’ll have to sit tight.