Former Bungie men Michel Bastien, Damián Isla and Rob Stokes have formed their own company, Moonshot Games, and announced plans to start making downloadable games.
Bastien had been production lead on Halo 2 and 3, while Isla was the series' AI and gameplay engineering lead and Stokes did writing and mission design. They're joined at Moonshot by a Seattle artist, Mike McCain.
"The Moonshot team firmly believes that the stars need not be limited to multimillion-dollar projects supported by armies of ground crew," it says on the official website.
"There is a place in history for that small, nimble craft, built smartly on a modest budget, and piloted by expert hands."