Bungie‘s name is very familiar to those who are fans of either Halo or Destiny (or both!) – they did work on other games, though. Marty O’Donnell, who worked with them until 2014, has revealed some details about another deleted Bungie game.
The project’s codename was Gypsum, and it was developed between Halo: Combat Evolved and Halo 2. Therefore, the team worked on it between 2001 and 2004. In Gypsum, we would have controlled a Minotaur in a setting that featured a lot of mythological elements, making it a fantasy game. O’Donnell – who admitted that he worked on music and sound effects for a playable prototype – also mentioned that there was a hammer in our character’s weaponry.
Development had to be halted due to not having enough resources to work on two games simultaneously (that’s weird; Microsoft bought them by this point), so they decided to work on Halo 2 instead. During Halo 1’s development, Bungie also had a Minecraft-like game in the works called Project Phoenix – they revealed this game three years ago.
It’s disappointing that we can’t see what Gypsum would have looked and played like…