Bungie Denies MS Acquisition Rumor

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons tweets a denial of the rumor that Microsoft was attempting to re-acquire Bungie, the developer they owned from 2000 to 2007. It's not clear is he is refuting the entirety of the report or of certain aspects of it, as his response to a tweet saying "Rumor: Microsoft has been in talks to acquire Bungie multiple times but they fell through each time due to Bungie's high price" was all of three words:
This is false.