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Bungie (with Xbox Co-Founder Ed Fries)
Season 1, Episode 4
Limited Partner Episode
November 29, 2015
January 19, 2019
Ben and David are joined by Former Microsoft VP and Co-Founder of Xbox, Ed Fries, to discuss the Bungie acquisition and the development of Halo. Highlights include:
- Ed's call with Steve Jobs after the acquisition, and sharing the stage with Steve and Bungie Co-Founder Alex Seropian at the Macworld Keynote.
- Bungie today, and the unlikely path to get there led by Harold Ryan.
- How to find something that all parties want to get a deal done, the creation Peter Tamte's spin-out Mac gaming studio, and orchestrating the division of current Bungie projects and assets with Take-Two, led by Ryan Brandt.
- Saving a project that's off schedule and missing the mark, and how Jason Jones led the effort to make Halo 2 a hit at launch.
Transcript: (disclaimer: may contain unintentionally confusing, inaccurate and/or amusing transcription errors)
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