Destiny developer Bungie is expanding to satisfy the wants of the expanding studio. The firm revealed as we speak that it has added new members to its board of administrators. Those embrace key media executives Trace Harris and ViacomCBS client merchandise president Pamela Kaugman. The firm is additionally rising its workplaces and bringing in new manufacturing expertise. All of this is in preparation for the continued operation of Destiny as nicely as the discharge of a new Bungie property by 2025.
“We’re grateful and humbled that our independent success allows us to invest in our talented people and headquarters this year and are delighted to welcome Trace Harris and Pamela Kaufman to the Board of Directors,” Bungie chief govt officer Pete Parsons mentioned. “The past several years have been a time of tremendous growth and opportunity for Bungie. We are home to some of the brightest and best talent in the industry, and we look forward to expanding upon both our talent pool this year and increasing the resources to support them.”
The addition of Harris and Kauman is notable as a result of Bungie is now planning to push into different leisure mediums. Harris spent 13 years at international multimedia conglomerate Vivendi. Kaufman, in the meantime, works on licensing and merchandising for Nickelodeon, MTV, and CBS properties.
“Trace and Pamela bring incredible media and entertainment experience,” mentioned Parsons. “And we’re looking forward to taking advantage of their proven acumen as we continue to build the future of our company.”
Bungie will get greater HQ, worldwide workplace, and new expertise
Beyond the board of administrators, Bungie is additionally rising the scale of its Bellevue, Washington headquarters. The firm is including 84,000 sq. ft, which brings its HQ’s whole sq. footage to 208,000. This add-on isn’t nearly dimension — the studio desires to remodel its house to facilitate more groups engaged on a greater diversity of initiatives.
To assist with that, Bungie is additionally opening an workplace in Amsterdam. This will act as the corporate’s first worldwide location, and it will deal with publishing and advertising for the studio.
Of course, workplaces and board members don’t truly make something. To that finish, Bungie revealed some modifications and appointments for key roles inside its hierarchy.
Most notably, Bungie is appointing govt artistic director Luke Smith and vice chairman Mark Noseworthy as overseers of the Destiny franchise as it expands into different types of media. Justin Truman will now transfer up into the position of basic supervisor on Destiny 2 and take over management on that recreation. And new chief artistic officer Jonny Ebbert and basic supervisor of incubation Zach Russell will drive the imaginative and prescient of the studio as it creates new properties, together with a recreation that may launch earlier than 2025.
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