Bungie Says “Halo” to 20th Anniversary (Video)

Yesterday, the World Wide Web turned 20, but it’s not the only technology institution with a big birthday. Just last week, Bungie hit the two-decade mark as well.

To mark the anniversary, the game studio known for creating Halo on the Xbox produced an hour-long documentary — a “celebration of Bungie’s legacy and a love letter to the community of gamers who have embraced Bungie’s games for two incredible decades” — with footage of its founders developing Macintosh games in a one-room office in Chicago, and a glimpse of the company’s present and future.

Somewhere in between, the game studio was acquired by Microsoft and moved to Bellevue, Wash., only to split off in 2007 to become an independent company. Later, it signed a 10-year publishing deal with Activision Blizzard.

In the video, the company captures interviews with “ever-elusive creative director, Jason Jones — and interviews from key industry veterans and luminaries.”


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