Last week Miyamoto told the world that he could have made Halo. Seems like word spread to Bungie pretty quickly. Joystiq asked Bungie’s Frank O’Connor about Mr. Miyamoto’s comments, and here’s what he had to say…
Joystiq: One final question: last week, Shigeru Miyamoto said in an interview with Geoff Keighley in Entertainment Weekly that he could make Halo.
Frank: 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.
You know, I wouldn’t be surprised if Bungie actually did do something in 2d and put it up on their website.