Bungie’s MMO Confirmation Was “Just a Joke”
Last week at GDC, Bungie got everyone excited when David Aldridge appeared to confirm that the Halo developer’s next title would be a MMO, as had been rumored. Unfortunately, that excitement has been kicked right square in the head, as Bungie has said that the whole thing was “just a joke.”
Over on Bungie’s site, the weekly update contains this message:
Tired of pretending that he’s not a -blam!-in’ rock star from Mars, David Aldridge inhaled a huge hit of David Aldridge at GDC yesterday. Subsequently, his face melted off and children wept over his exploded body. After the childish tears, gelatinous gibs, and acrid smoke cleared, an industrious journalist noticed the final slide from David’s GDC deck which apparently proclaimed that we were hiring for a “massively…multiplayer action game.” Ruh oh.
Now, in rehearsal Aldridge was convinced that everybody got the joke. It was all in the delivery, he assured us, and he was certain it was clear that he was playfully riffing off of the recent rumors. Unfortunately, most people can’t figure David out – they can’t process him. And we don’t expect them to. You can’t process David Aldridge with a normal brain. You’d need tiger blood and Adonis DNA.
Aside from the obligatory Charlie Sheen joke, it looks like Bungie isn’t talking about their next project. It could certainly be a MMO, but it could also be anything else. They aren’t confirming or denying anything specific. I guess we’ll just have to wait and see. At least for now, that MMO rumor is debunked again. OR IS IT?