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News Game Dev Bungie is seeking an art director for “a new franchise” in development.

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Bungie is making a new game, but it isn’t Destiny 3, because the studio needs an art director to “guide a prototype on the path to production” for “a new franchise”

Our vision ultimately through 2025 is to become one of the world’s best entertainment companies,” said CEO Pete Parsons last year. “We have a pretty specific path to make sure we transform Destiny and that we have other franchises within the marketplace.” Bungie’s break from Activision offered it freedom and flexibility over its properties, and Destiny 2: New Light was borne of this, which included all of the content from the first year of Destiny 2 for all platforms, plus remastered sections of Destiny. The company had previously mentioned its plans to diversify its portfolio, which has been helped along by a hefty investment from NetEase in 2018.

This job opportunity is definitely not Destiny. “As the Incubation Art Director, you will define the look of a new Bungie IP and work on all aspects of art to guide a prototype on the path to production,” it reads. “Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, and passionate cross-discipline team devoted to making a new franchise at Bungie.” Definitely not Destiny. This project will feature a “comedic” tone with “lighthearted and whimsical characters,” and will create “deeply invested communities.” The joviality of the new game is intriguing, because titles from Bungie tend toward a stiff upper lip. Other than that, there aren’t any other details about the new franchise.
 

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I am always confused if companies hire new art directors from outside. You'd expect them to prefer people that are already at the company. A new IP makes sense for Bungie. Back when they walked away from Halo they said that they felt it was not healthy to work for more than a decade on the same franchise. And they started Destiny while they were working on their final Halo game, Reach. So they are probably doing the same now, starting with the next big thing while they are working on Destiny 3.
 

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Bungie is an employee owned publisher and development studio now. They have to diversify at this point regardless of Destiny continuing to rake in cash. The current game is their Street Fighter 2... it’s gonna be on everything.

Id imagine they’re the largest independent game company there is right now and that publishing smaller games is also on the way.

They been building a new team for awhile now.
 
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