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Bungie to more-than double studio space, opening Amsterdam office next year

Bungie to more-than double studio space, opening Amsterdam office next year

US games firm Bungie has detailed its plans to expand in the coming years.

In a blog post, the Destiny firm said that it was more than doubling the size of its studio space this year from 84,000 square feet to over 208,000 square feet, in addition to revamping its tech infrastructure. That's on top of intending to open a brand new international office in Amsterdam next year. Bungie says this branch will handling publishing and marketing, with development remaining entirely at its US headquarters.

On top of this, the company has appointed to new members fo its board. Trace Harris comes on board having previously worked at the likes of Vivendi, Universal and NBC, alongside ViacomCBS' president of global consumer producers Pamela Kaufman.

“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,” CEO Pete Parsons (pictured) said.

“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.”

Bungie has also reiterated its intention to have "at least one" new property out in the market by 2025. This echoes remarks made by Parsons back in 2019 when the company brought Destiny to Steam. Nothing has been officially announced yet, but Bungie took a $100 million investment from Chinese firm NetEase back in 2019 and has trademarked something called 'Matter'.

Job ads also hint at Bungie working on a "comedic" RPG, but whether this is Matter or something else is yet to be seen.


PCGamesInsider Contributing Editor

Alex Calvin is a freelance journalist who writes about the business of games. He started out at UK trade paper MCV in 2013 and left as deputy editor over three years later. In June 2017, he joined Steel Media as the editor for new site PCGamesInsider.biz. In October 2019 he left this full-time position at the company but still contributes to the site on a daily basis. He has also written for GamesIndustry.biz, VGC, Games London, The Observer/Guardian and Esquire UK.

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