In a letter to fans published on the official Bungie website today, the Halo maker blamed its unnamed publisher for the lack of E3 news.
"For the last several months, we've been building towards a reveal of something exciting that Bungie is working on," wrote Bungie president Harold Ryan, in a letter to fans published at 7:00pm PST on Tuesday evening. "We were looking forward to sharing that with our fan community during the week of E3. However, those plans were just changed by our publisher.
"We realize that many of our fans are disappointed by this turn of events; members of the Bungie team share that disappoint," Ryan added.
Last week, the official Bungie podcast teased a "new game announcement" to be made on or around July 14, the same day as Microsoft's E3 press briefing. No announcement was made, however, either by Microsoft or any other publisher.
"When the right time comes, we look forward to sharing this exciting announcement with you," concluded Ryan. "Until then, we appreciated your continued support and patience."