Randy Pitchford, the outspoken boss of developer Gearbox, has something to say about Halo developer Bungie. Not just Bungie, he also has something to say about Modern Warfare developer Infinity Ward.
"I keep waiting to hear what Bungie is going to do that's not Halo," Pitchford told game site VideoGamer.com. "Those guys are amazing, right? They walk on water! And the same with Infinity Ward. It's like, dude I'm totally psyched to get my Call of Duty fix every year, but you guys are amazing! What else have you got? Can you give me something I haven't seen before?"
Maybe Bungie want to make other games and maybe they're making them right now, but can't say anything about them because the developer has its hands full with Halo 3: ODST? Maybe Infinity Ward is following up a smash hit with a back-to-back sequel? Patience, dear Randy, patience!
To Gearbox's credit, the studio does churn out a wide variety to titles in different genres for various platforms. Not every developer has that kind of freedom or is even willing to take those sorts of risks.