About two eagerly awaited games – ie. About the Destiny 2 expansion – it turns out we can’t make it out as long as we want. The slide has been announced.
10/31/2023 – Sony’s Bungie game studio, which was behind the Destiny, Halo or Myth franchises, announced the postponement of several games – He writes Bloomberg. CEO Pete Parsons has made no secret of the fact that they have a bigger problem than this: they have had to part ways with several colleagues, and precisely for this reason “A sad day in the life of Bungie.” The company director confirmed:
Each employee they had to say goodbye had a “significant impact on the studio.”
Since they are serious talent, he highly recommends them to other companies that may have open positions, he added. Behind posts with a sad mood, unpleasant consequences await, for players too. Also, a decline in two major matches is followed by changes. The downsizing began a year and a half after Sony acquired the company. As is known: it was purchased for $3.6 billion (about 1,300 billion Hungarian forints). Naturally, the layoffs are linked to the downsizing that has already begun in the PlayStation segment.
Today is a sad day at Bungie as we say goodbye to colleagues who have all had a huge impact on our studio. What these extraordinary individuals have contributed to our games and Bungie’s culture has been tremendous and will continue to be a part of Bungie long into the future.
– Pete Parsons (@ppparsons) October 30, 2023
This is a result of Bungie downsizing
“The events of the past few days indicate that PlayStation is undergoing a restructuring process,” TD Cowen analyst Doug Creutz wrote in a note to investors. In this context, the studio has postponed the release of many anticipated titles. For example, Destiny 2’s upcoming expansion, The Final Shape, has been delayed outside of Sony’s current fiscal year, even though it was supposed to arrive on February 27, 2024. That will almost certainly be pushed back to next June, but Bungie The other big one, Marathon, which looks very promising, has done even worse.
Billed as a “sci-fi-based PvP shooter” and intended to be a modern continuation of the legacy franchise, the first trailer was released in May. It was then announced that it would be coming in 2024 for PlayStation 5, Xbox Series So far, there are no changes to the platforms, but Bloomberg learns that the release window will move from next year to 2025.
The studio may be in trouble – it clearly has the money:
Bungie is asking cheat makers for millions – this is how much they charge for downloading cheats