Halo Reach has been finally released. It's supposedly Bungie's last Halo game, but not their last game at all. In fact, Bungie's working on a game for Activision and according to an interview with Develop, they're making a brand new engine.
Bungie's communication manager Brian Jarrard affirmed that the studio is against licensing technology for future games.
"I think it goes hand-in-hand with our independent spriti," says Jarrard. "Just like we don't want to develop a game of someone else's IP, we want to push our own technology in the same way. That's going to be our position for the foreseeable future."
Jarrard adds, ""¦[The new engine is] actually in development, so I would say it's in a stage where, technically we're still at the end of a preproduction mode.
Bungie announced their new ten-year partnership with Activision in April. There have been no details about their current project.