Halo: Reach developer Bungie's begun work on a new game engine for its recently announced collaboration with Activision.

Bungie will build an engine from the ground up rather than licensing any third-party technology, studio communications manager Brian Jarrard told Develop.

"Just like we don't want to develop a game off 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," he said.

Bungie announced a 10-year partnership with Activision back in April to develop games across all platforms. There's no news yet on what the duo have in store.

Check out our interview with Bungie about the Activision deal from earlier this year for more.

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