Gearbox being courted for 'Halo 4'?

Microsoft has â??had discussionsâ?? with studio, say sources
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Brothers In Arms developer Gearbox has been approached to create Halo 4 for Microsoft, according to Hollywood sources.

An insider told Variety that the Gearbox had “definitely” had conversations with Microsoft about the project – and was “very excited” by the prospect. However, they confirmed that no deal had been agreed as yet.

The rumour first kicked off yesterday, after a the Official Xbox Magazine in the US pointed the finger at Gearbox as the new developer of the title.

Bungie created every previous Halo title as part of Microsoft, but became independent in October last year