Bungie has began an enlargement of its studio headquarters, with a facility being constructed to focus partly on creating video games that are not Future.
The information was revealed in a press launch from Bungie, which revealed the enlargement. The land enlargement will “enhance Bungie’s HQ footprint from 84,000 sq. ft. to greater than 208,000 sq. ft.” Estimated to be accomplished by Fall 2022, the transfer is a part of Bungie’s “dedication to the long-term growth of Future 2”.
The studio additionally plans to make use of the brand new house to “inform new tales within the Future Universe, and create solely new worlds in to-be-announced IPs.” Notably, Bungie plans to “deliver at the least one new IP to market earlier than 2025.” Again in June of 2020, job listings had been discovered suggesting the studio’s new IP might be “comedic” and have “whimsical characters.” As reported by PCGamesN, Bungie filed a trademark for one thing referred to as ‘Matter’ again in 2018, which can be associated to this new IP.
Bungie expects to develop quickly sooner or later and is increasing to accommodate new expertise and construct extra video games. In 2022, the studio will even open its first worldwide workplace in Amsterdam for its Publishing and Advertising and marketing division.
Exterior of video games themselves, there seems to be a give attention to “new media” and “multi-media IP enlargement” based mostly on the expertise Bungie is hiring. The studio has added Pamela Kaufman to its board of administrators, who beforehand labored on “licensing and merchandising of ViacomCBS’ portfolio of manufacturers spanning Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, CBS, Showtime and Paramount Footage.” Whereas increasing the Future universe might contain extra video games, it might additionally unfold past this medium and into others comparable to TV, Movie and extra.
Bungie’s Future 2 lately entered its thirteenth season, the Season of the Chosen. Discover out extra about what to anticipate from it right here.
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