Bungie Job Listing Reveals Emphasis For “Competitive Gaming/Esports Landscape” Towards Its New IP

Posted on April 15, 2021 by Nick Moreno

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For Bungie, the developer is on its way to becoming a self-published entity with multiple franchises under its belt. Estimated by 2025, the Washington game studio told to be helming another major franchise outside of the already established Destiny brand. Most recently, the development team reiterated on its focus to deliver a new franchise by the listed timeframe.

Prior to that, Bungie organized a new “Incubation” sector internally to work on said project. In that, Chief Creative Officer Jonny Ebbert  and General Manager Zach Russell were to lead the new endeavor as the remainder of Bungie steered its focus on the future roadmap for Destiny 2. But now in a new discovery leaves players excited for the new, unannounced title.

In a finding through a new job listing, Bungie’s next game is to focus heavily on competitive matchmaking and the like for esports. The posting asking for a ‘Incubation Multiplayer Systems Designer’ asks for the following:

Are you on a mission to create games that bond players together into deeply invested communities? Do you spend your time deconstructing the latest PvP games to understand how they work? Do you analyze how teamplay dynamics are affected by everything from moment-to-moment abilities to high-level macro objectives?

Are you excited to design game systems that allow for interesting strategic decisions, multiple vectors of player learning, and the depth to support hundreds of hours of gameplay? As a Multiplayer Systems Designer, you will work with a team to prototype different game ideas on the path to production. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, and passionate cross-discipline team devoted to turning a creative dream into a new franchise at Bungie.

While Bungie is recognized for its work in creating a game changer already in competitive esports with Halo for more than a decade, the developer has yet to truly tap into the scene since its debut with Destiny. But with its new property underway, it appears esports is the pinnacle. More interesting is that one of the required skills explicitly asks for “strong familiarity with global gaming markets and the competitive gaming/esports landscape.”

Looking that Destiny is a major console IP currently, it should be noted that the game has yet to welcome full-fledge cross-platform play. It currently inhabits cross-generation play. But, Bungie presses that the game will be bridged between systems effectively later on in 2021. You can read the full report by heading here.

Are you excited for this possible esports contender from Bungie?

Source: Bungie

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