Bungie Vs Miyamoto

Bungle!A couple of weeks ago, Nintendo’s Shigeru Miyamoto was quoted in an interview as saying, “I could make Halo. It’s not that I couldn’t design that game. It’s just that I choose not to.” Perhaps it didn’t sound as pompous originally. Now Halo creators Bungie have reacted in an interview with Joystiq, saying:

“Yeah, well. I just want to go on the record and say that Bungie is hard at work on a side-scrolling platform game featuring some plumbers – I’m not going to say what their ethnicity is, it’s none of anyone’s business – but we took that as a gauntlet, a sort of glove slap, and we’re going to respond in 2D scrolling style. That’s all I’m saying.”

Cat fight! Although to be honest, that’s not much of a gauntlet – making a copy of Halo would be a big undertaking, whereas even this humble writer can make a simple 2D platform game. A bit of a childish reaction from Bungie there – but frankly, Shigeru Miyamoto could make a Halo clone. He could probably even make a Zelda game if he put his mind to it.

Adam Philbin

Adam is the human male who gave birth to the website you're looking at, with or without the help of glasses, contact lenses or laser surgery. Today he designs apps by day and entertains toddlers by night.

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