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Bungie/Activision project IS an MMO

Studio confirms news at GDC 2011

Bungie's new game is an MMO, the studio confirmed at GDC 2011 today.

Bungie lead network engineer David Aldrige told a seminar crowd the news whilst discussing netcode in a presentation titled: 'I Shot You First: Networking the Gameplay of Halo: Reach'.

According to IGN, Aldridge referred to the project as a "massively multiplayer action game".

Although other details were thin on the ground, Aldridge debunked a rumour that the title would resemble "WoW in space".

The title is part of an all-new franchise, which Activision plans to exclusively publish as part of a ten-year deal.

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The first hint that Bungie's next project would be an MMO came in October last year and the rumour was strengthened in February of this year via a reportedly disgruntled ex-Bungie employee.

Activision holds the belief that the new Bungie project has long-term potential.

[ SOURCE: IGN ]

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