?), you should know that Bungie's signed a "ten-year contract" with Activision today regarding the publication of their next "multiple platforms" IP. Despite the announcement, Bungie's keen to stress that they will be staying completely independent.

In addition to that, Bungie's community manager, Eric Osbourne, has also revealed that creative director and co-founder Jason Jones is a project lead on the studio's new game.

“Today, we’re poised to open a new chapter in Bungie’s history—one that begins with a partnership between Bungie and Activision and ends where we always knew it would, with World Domination.

“Our Next Big Thing now has a concrete path, leading from our studio to the platforms of our choosing. The business formalities are behind us. Our Constitution remains unchanged.”

He further added: “We are still Bungie, still independent, and now we are free to bring our stories to an ever bigger audience.”

Playstation 3 owners should be stoked that one of Microsoft's leading developers are finally set to work on Sony's behemoth.