Bungie: Plans for expansion and a new game presented

Bungie: Plans for expansion and a new game presented

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The Bungie team announced an expansion of the studio in a press release. The makers of Destiny want to open an office in Amsterdam in 2022. It would then be the first offshoot of Bungie in Europe. The focus of the new studio in the Netherlands will then be primarily on publishing and marketing.

The headquarters in Bellevue in the US state of Washington will soon become significantly larger. There are currently plans to expand the building area. The previous 84,000 square meters will soon become 208,000 square meters. New employees should support existing teams in various projects. This should include a game that has nothing to do with the Destiny universe. Publication is planned for before 2025.

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Bungie Prepares for Future Growth in 2021

Bungie Prepares for Future Growth in 2021 with Studio Expansion, Key Talent Investments, and New Board Members


Bungie Increases Bellevue, WA Headquarters to over 208,000 Square Feet, Planning a Complete Technical Modernization Alongside Plans to Open up its First International Office in 2022


Bungie Announces Key Talent Additions and Investments at the Executive Level in Preparation for Future IP Growth and Expanding the Highly-Acclaimed and Successful Destiny Universe into New Media


Bungie Welcomes New Members to the Bungie Board of Directors from the Entertainment and Media Industry - Trace Harris and Pamela Kaufman 


Bungie, an independent, employee-owned creator of world-famous videogames like Halo and Destiny, today announced major initiatives to prepare for the company’s expected and rapid future growth, including the appointment of Trace Harris and Viacom CBS’ Pamela Kaufman to its board of directors.


“We’re grateful and humbled that our independent success allows us to invest in our talented people and headquarters this year and are delighted to welcome Trace Harris and Pamela Kaufman to the Board of Directors,” said Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie. “The past several years have been a time of tremendous growth and opportunity for Bungie.  We are home to some of the brightest and best talent in the industry, and we look forward to expanding upon both our talent pool this year and increasing the resources to support them. Pamela and Trace also bring incredible media and entertainment experience, and we’re looking forward to taking advantage of their proven acumen as we continue to build the future of our company.”

HQ Expansion, International Office Coming in 2022

In January, as part of its ongoing plan for sustainable growth, Bungie broke ground on an extensive expansion and redesign of its worldwide headquarters. Estimated to be complete in Fall 2022, this project will increase Bungie’s HQ footprint from 84,000 sq. ft. to more than 208,000 sq. ft. In addition to building state-of-the-art facilities to support the growth and development of their talented employees, one of the primary drivers of Bungie’s expansion is to increase the commitment to the long-term development of Destiny 2, tell new stories in the Destiny Universe, and create entirely new worlds in to-be-announced IPs. The new facility will include a reimagining of its Bellevue, WA-based studio space to support multiple project teams, including those outside of the Destiny Universe. Designed by award-winning architect NBBJ, the new HQ is centered on collaborative “neighborhoods” built to support the spirit of deeply integrated creative collaboration that defines Bungie’s success and a hybrid workforce of both remote and on-site staff.


In 2022, Bungie will open its first international office in Amsterdam. This office space represents Bungie's developing global business and will be home to the company’s growing Publishing and Marketing divisions, ensuring Bungie’s ongoing commitment to unify and expand on their passionate player community all over the world.

Key Personnel Additions and Investments Announced

Alongside the additions to its Board of Directors, Bungie has also announced several key talent additions and investments into its renowned talent pool.


Newer appointments to the Bungie Leadership Team for the years of industry expertise they bring from inside and outside Bungie: Luis Villegas (Chief Technology Officer), Danielle Porter (Chief Financial Officer), and Don McGowan (General Counsel).


To expand the Destiny IP and bring new stories and experiences to their highly engaged community, Bungie appointed Mark Noseworthy (Vice President, Destiny Universe) and Luke Smith (Executive Creative Director, Destiny Universe) to oversee and prepare for the expansion of the Destiny Universe into additional media. Justin Truman (General Manager, Destiny 2) takes over the successful development leadership of Destiny 2.


Finally, Bungie has appointed Jonny Ebbert (Chief Creative Officer) and Zach Russell (General Manager, Incubation) to build and drive the creative vision and foundation for Bungie’s future worlds alongside the next generation of leaders at Bungie, with plans to bring at least one new IP to market before 2025. Jason Jones (Chief Vision Officer) takes on a talent-facing role to help Bungie’s top creative leadership unlock their full potential at the company.

Bungie Welcomes Entertainment and Media Expertise to the Board of Directors

Bungie has announced the addition of two new members to its Board of Directors:  Trace Harris, a finance and strategy executive, and Pamela Kaufman, President of Global Consumer Products for ViacomCBS. Harris and Kaufman bring years of expertise in multi-media IP expansion alongside their acumen in business operations scaling and join NetEase’s Simon Zhu as external members to Bungie’s Board.  


Trace Harris is a finance and strategy executive with deep experience in governance, financial transactions, and partnerships for industry-leading companies across the entertainment and technology sectors. She serves as a board member, chair of the Compensation Committee and member of the Audit and the Mergers & Acquisitions Committees for Altair Engineering, a global software company in the areas of data analytics product development and high-performance computing and data analytics. Harris’ professional experience includes 13 years with global entertainment company Vivendi, most recently as its senior US executive for strategy, finance, and M&A.


Pamela Kaufman is President, ViacomCBS Global Consumer Products, overseeing the worldwide licensing and merchandising of ViacomCBS’ portfolio of brands spanning Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS, Showtime and Paramount Pictures, and iconic franchise properties. Kaufman previously served as President of Consumer Products and Chief Marketing Officer for Nickelodeon.


Bungie’s Board of Directors is chaired by Pete Parsons. The Board offers guidance and information to Bungie’s leadership team in support of Bungie’s mission to create hopeful worlds that inspire passionate player communities and lifelong friendships.

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