latest episode of GamesBeat Decides
includes indications that Microsoft is
in talks to re-acquire Bungie, the studio they owned
. More recently Bungie was an
Activision possession, but they regained their independence from them
reports on this saying they can independently corroborate the
story, saying the companies are dickering over a price tag:
the GamesBeat podcast, Venturebeat's Jeff Grubb said he had heard Microsoft and
Bungie had been in discussions - although the two companies had not been able to
agree on a sale price.
I've independently heard these talks have taken place, driven on Bungie's side
by a desire to raise new funds for the studio, its projects and staff.