However, the official word from Bungie indicates no such plans -- at least in the near term. I quote from the Infoworld article:
[Bungie's Frank O'Connor] left open the answer to a burning question from fans of other gaming platforms: Will Bungie write games for non-Xbox consoles? "In theory, yes," he said. But for a while the relatively small staff of 120 will continue to work on Xbox 360 games, he said. Projects for the midterm are already lined up, and they're all based on the Microsoft console, he said.The New York Times article suggested the split was the result of independent-minded artists yearning for more freedom:
"Honestly, we're really happy working on the 360," he said. "It's our platform of choice."
Harold Ryan, president and studio head of Bungie, said that he had been working for months on a plan to separate the studio from Microsoft, based in nearby Redmond, Wash. Mr. Ryan said that the companies had a good working relationship, but that developers at Bungie yearned to work for themselves, not a corporate owner.If you're one of the three people on the planet who has somehow missed the ads, news coverage, and other hype surrounding Halo 3, here's a short video of the gameplay:
“It’s an emotionally creative point of view,” he said of the decision to take the studio independent. “That’s the state we wanted to be in.”