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.