Google forces Microsoft's hand
jsteller at spottydog.us
Mon Feb 4 23:01:11 CST 2008
andre kesteloot wrote:
> In the past, when Microsoft moved beyond its stronghold in desktop
> personal computer software - and into areas like Xbox video games and
> data-center software - it has done so mainly with in-house investment,
> patience and tenacity.
Not so - Microsoft bought Bungie Studios when they were a Macintosh game
developer and were in the process of writing the first Halo. Halo, of
course, became the first major release for the original Xbox. Nothing
like outsourcing when internal engineering lacks creativity and ability.
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