Bungie is a studio defined by the Destiny series. But instead of becoming a one trick pony – especially now they’ve split from their Activision partnership – the team are determined to release a game that isn’t centred on a Guardian safeguarding the Earth. And just to emphasize that commitment, they aim to do it by 2025.
But will it really be all that different? After all, it’s hard to break away and do something different when there’s just one thing you’ve been doing for so long. Change is hard. Innovation is difficult. And this sector is brutal. Bungie could be setting themselves up for a fall.
This news comes despite the long roadmap that has been shared, with regards to Destiny 2’s future content. The next of which drops this week in the form of the Shadowkeep DLC. But they have great aspirations, including the ambition to become one of the greatest entertainment companies there is in the same time frame. And that effort starts now.
However, such an accolade doesn’t come easily. And, thus, they’ve identified the need to also become a multi-IP studio in order to reach those targets. So, a new franchise is on the cards along with an expansion of their publishing capabilities – responsibility for which the company took on after their split from Activision.
CEO Pete Parsons had the following to say on the matter:
“So, by 2025 we have a pretty specific path to make sure we transform Destiny and that we have other franchises within the marketplace,” he said. “We need to build our publishing group, but part of our vision is also to become a multi-franchise entertainment company.”
But specific details about what that game could be have not been disclosed. So we are left with little idea as to where Bungie goes from here. Their Destiny, you could say, is in their hands.
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