Microsoft Comments On Today's MS/Bungie Split Rumor

Earlier today, I started seeing comments online about a Seattle Post-Intelligencer reader blog that predicted an impending split between Microsoft and Bungie.

These predictions seemed far-fetched. After all, Microsoft owns Bungie. So how could the team behind "Halo" really leave, without leaving Bungie all together?

I reached out to MS for comment. Is there a split or bunch of Bungie departures coming? A Microsoft spokesperson replied: "There’s been no such announcement. We continue to celebrate the tremendous success of the global phenomenon that is 'Halo 3.'"

Uh, so are we all clear now?