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Bungie Is Opening Its First International Office In 2022

February 18, 2021

By: Joseph Allen

 
 

Halo and Destiny creator Bungie will open its first international office next year. It's part of a major planned expansion for the studio, which will also yield brand new IPs and new stories set in the Destiny universe.

How is Bungie expanding?

Next year, Bungie plans to open an office in Amsterdam. According to a press release, this office will house the studio's publishing and marketing divisions. There's also a major expansion going on in Bungie's Bellevue, WA headquarters. The HQ is expanding from 84,000 square feet to about 208,000 square feet. New HQ facilities will house extra developers who will work on new IPs for the Destiny developer, as well as new staff hired to oversee the Destiny universe.

 

The Season of the Chosen content update for Destiny 2
Bungie is working on new Destiny stories, as well as new IPs. Destiny 2 recently entered its thirteenth content season.

To facilitate more Destiny stories, Bungie has hired several new staffers, including a vice president and an executive creative director for the Destiny universe. These new hires will "prepare for the expansion of the Destiny universe" into additional types of media. We'll have to wait and see what kind of other media Bungie is looking into. In addition, the studio has also appointed a new chief creative officer and general manager to build the "foundation for Bungie's future worlds". The studio is aiming to bring "at least one" new intellectual property to the gaming world before 2025, although we don't yet know what form that IP might take.

What else is going on at Bungie?

As well as the aforementioned new hires and games in the works, Bungie also recently added to its board of directors. Finance executive Trace Harris and ViacomCBS global consumer products president Pamela Kaufman have both joined the board. According to Bungie, they bring "years of expertise in multi-media IP expansion", which makes them ideal for what the developer has planned over the next few years.

 
 

We'll bring you more on what Bungie has in store for you as soon as we get it. Given the studio's apparent focus on "additional media", a Destiny movie or TV series wouldn't seem too far off the mark. New IPs from the ex-Halo developer are also a pretty intriguing prospect. Until we know more, you can download Destiny 2 for free right now on PC, as well as PlayStation and Xbox platforms.

What kind of new Destiny stories or fresh IPs would you like to see from Bungie? Let us know in the comments below!