Bungie seems to be moving towards creating an animated Destiny show according to a new job listing by Bungie and looks to be another move towards adding non-game content to their repertoire.
Bungie recently posted a job listing for a “Senior Producer – Linear Role” which doesn’t sound all too convincing. It’s only when we look at the description for the role, we see that the hired person would be responsible for the “Destiny IP approval process for all externally-developed linear media stories”.
Further on in the skills section it is noted that the candidate should possess “experience with licensed products, and/or animation, scripted television development or current programming”, along with a “strong understanding of Destiny and its world”.
PlayStation recently acquired Destiny developer Bungie for $3.6 billion and has been pushing to add more non-game media to the umbrella of Destiny including movies and TV shows. Further bolstering this is that Derick Tsai who had previously worked on League of Legends’ animated shorts, was now working with Bungie and is the Head of Development for Destiny Universe Transmedia according to his LinkedIn page. It is also stated that Tsai is “leading projects and telling stories that extend the Destiny IP into new mediums including Film, TV, Animation, Books, Comics, and Audio formats”.
Sony’s chief financial officer Hiroki Totoki revealed that there is a “new IP” in development at Bungie when speaking on the acquisition, further mentioning that Sony aims to fully utilise Bungie in the live-service gaming space. The statement of a new IP is also bolstered by Bungie’s search for a creative director for a new third-person action title.
Bungie is also currently embroiled in a lawsuit that they filed against ten unnamed individuals for false copyright claims which lead to multiple DMCA takedowns of Destiny content on YouTube, including Bungie’s own YouTube channel.