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Rumor Game Dev Bungie Next IP Could Be A Free-to-Play Game, Job Listing Suggests

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Earlier today, Bungie has posted a new job listing advert for “Senior Marketing Manager” which suggests that Bungie’s new IP may adopt the free-to-play model, similar to what we’ve seen with Destiny 2, along with other major successful titles like Apex Legends, and Call of Duty: Warzone.

Under the “Nice-to-have skills” section, it says that the individual to have experience with games-as-a-service titles (similar to Destiny 2), MMO, F2P (free-to-play), and mobile. “Experience with enterprise scale live operations, games as a service, MMO, F2P, and mobile,” job listing states.

Bungie has been actively hiring for its next IP which is releasing in 2025. Earlier this year in April 2021, thanks to DestinyNews+, we saw another job position for “Multiplayer Systems Designer” for Bungie’s IP in which it stated that the individual must have “strong familiarity with competitive gaming/esports landscape,” with a lot of focus on competitive gaming and PvP side of things.
 
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elliot5

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Idk why it wouldn't be. Destiny 2 is f2p. They clearly have faith in the business model and are learning from it.
 
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All of these big GaaS games should just go free to play tbh. Sell "season pass" type things for like $15, sell cosmetic microtransactions, etc. Fortnite, Warzone, etc just rake in money and it's mostly because they're free. Halo Infinite MP is doing this too.
 

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Sorry for off-topic tangent here.

It actually kind of really bent me the wrong way how Bungie treated Marty O'Donnell. I get that for legal reasons he was held to, he should have kept his mouth shut, but I just don't like it from a human/moral standpoint. Just as a musician, I kind of empathize with how we are always somehow expected to be some kind of cheap or free asset for everyone to use. And yet, you hear this composer's music A LOT.

Also for me, free to play often becomes likely to pay anyway. So I think I'm sitting Bungie out for a while.
 
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Destiny 2 is also F2P, you don't need Gold to play Destiny 2. But just like Guild Wars 2, the free to play version is so limited that you have to go with the paid version.
 
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What could they possibly do to top Destiny for instant GaaS hit? Is destiny 2 still a hugely active game today? I can only see them moving away from it is if it’s waning.
 
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Nobody would ever buy another Bungie game after Destiny 2 so going to F2P would be a sound strategy
 

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I'm actually looking forward to Bungie focusing on a PVP game again. They were the original architects of the modern competitive gaming scene in many ways and while much has changed both at Bungie and in the industry, I'm curious to try their new take.
 
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The speculations come from the Twitter bio of Donya Shirzad, the Executive Producer at Bungie. Her bio states that she is in charge of “Producing future Destiny games” for Bungie. While that’s still quite vague, a job listing gives us some more information.

Are we getting a Destiny mobile game?​

The latest job listing posted by Donya is about a partner-focused Executive Producer. The person’s responsibilities include “to help build a team supporting international partners working with the Destiny IP.” The fact that there is no mention of Destiny 2 but the Destiny IP in general pretty much gives away the fact that something is definitely cooking at Bungie.

Upon further digging up, some more interesting details surface. Under the required skills, there is a mention of experience in developing mobile games. Also, there is a mention about “willingness to travel to China”, which again further hints towards a mobile game.

 

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The speculations come from the Twitter bio of Donya Shirzad, the Executive Producer at Bungie. Her bio states that she is in charge of “Producing future Destiny games” for Bungie. While that’s still quite vague, a job listing gives us some more information.

Are we getting a Destiny mobile game?​

The latest job listing posted by Donya is about a partner-focused Executive Producer. The person’s responsibilities include “to help build a team supporting international partners working with the Destiny IP.” The fact that there is no mention of Destiny 2 but the Destiny IP in general pretty much gives away the fact that something is definitely cooking at Bungie.

Upon further digging up, some more interesting details surface. Under the required skills, there is a mention of experience in developing mobile games. Also, there is a mention about “willingness to travel to China”, which again further hints towards a mobile game.

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IbizaPocholo

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Bungie, the developer of Halo and Destiny, might be working on a separate mobile game for its Destiny IP. This is implied by multiple new job listings posted on the company’s career website yesterday and this past month.

The first position, which was published yesterday, is for the Art Director who “will work with both an internal team and external partners to ensure we are making a great Destiny experience for players, optimized for platform and market territories, and upholding the Destiny IP pillars and brand.” The main thing to notice here is, under the “Required Skills” section, it says the candidate must have experience with shipping “at least one AAA or large mobile title as an Art Director.”

  • Willingness to travel to China and/or host visits from partner teams on a regular cadence (likely every 2-3 months)
 

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Bungie's always been mad overrated IMO. Not expecting much from whatever they create but if they manage to make something that interests me I'm willing to give them a chance.