Fake news, Bungie was always its own independent studio after leaving Microsoft.
ActiBlizz just published two games, so they only ever had control of those two games. Like they coundln't have hired a random studio to make an Oni game without Bungie giving the okay.>>42074283
While under the ownership of a company, the owning company usually retains the rights to everything made during that time period.
So MS always had full rights to Halo.
Things get a little choppy when you look at the Hitman devs situation. Hitman was a franchise before Square-Enix acquired their studio but the new reboot game was made during that ownership time period. SE decided to be nice and let the company retain the rights to the new game series.>>42074412
FOR THOSE UNAWARE, THIS WAS SARCASM!
X7 is probably the worst in the entire Megaman franchise. Although it boggles my mind when people say that 8 was really good. I never bothered playing it because all my faith in Capcom was lost with the game before it but I guess 8 fixed everything wrong with 7.