You can end your speculating about what Bungie’s ‘Bungie Aeropace’ really happens to be. The reality is certainly going to be much more drab than you expected.
Bungie Aerospace (the trademark for which first popped up in early 2010) is a partner program in which the AAA powerhouse will team with social and mobile devs, giving them “creative freedom and the resources they need, like access to the Bungie.net platform and an audience with the incredible Bungie community.” The release stops short of calling Bungie the publisher of these products, but it certainly reads that way.
The first dev getting the Bungie bump is Seattle’s Harebrained Schemes, a studio run by Jordan Weisman, of I Love Bees/FASA Interactive/Wizkids fame. It’s an intriguing partnership, but we won’t get our hands on the results until this summer when a game codenamed “Crimson” (which Aerospace trademarked in May) hits iOS and Android.
Ohhhhhh, so Bungie is a glorified publisher. This isn’t like, the totally revalatory Space FPS MMO TIME we were all expecting. That must continue lurking, under another name.