Well again I will point to the diffrence between media hype and developer hype.
As for Microsoft 'breaking' Bungie.... honestly I believe they did. Halo was first shown at the Mac Expo. Halo woulda sold well reguardless of being a Microsoft Xbox Exclusive. The bad thing is the people who wanted it the most were either forced to buy an Xbox to play it, or wait for a shitty console port. And I think that to a degree either Microsoft figured that out or Lionhead was just that commited to making a good PC Port of Fable.
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