Vash, from the Platform Nation forums directed me to the announcement by Harold Ryan, President of Bungie about how plans have changed concerning a big announcement due to the publisher. Fans who went to the Bungie website were affronted with the message below as the website loaded.
From: Harold Ryan
Sent: Tuesday, July 15, 2008 7:00 PM
Subject: E3 Announce
For the last several months, we’ve been building toward a reveal of something
exciting that Bungie is working on. We were looking forward to sharing that with our fan
community during the week of E3. However, those plans were just changed
by our publisher.
We realize that many of our fans are disappointed by this turn of events; members of the Bungie
team share that disappointment.
When the right time comes, we look foward to sharing this exciting announcement with you.
Until then, we appreciate your continued support and patience.
There has been rumors about a possible Halo without Master Chief among other things. It could be speculated that such a message is fake given the time it was posted. Noted, 7 is a very special number for Bungie, and the message was posted at 7pm. As we know, Bungie day just recently passed with the release of Cold Storage Map, themes and gamer pics to celebrate. All fans were waiting for this surprise with barely abated anticipitation, now many sit with utter disbelief. Unsure with if this true or just a ruse. Only time will tell.