Bungie, the developer of Destiny 2, is the latest studio to receive job cuts, following other PlayStation Studios like MediaMolecule and Visual Arts Service Group and the massive layoffs at Epic Games, Creative Assembly and more in recent months.
News of the layoffs first spread on social media when Jason Schreier of Bloomberg shared that Bungie CEO Pete Parsons had emailed the company that they would be having a company-wide meeting. This meeting led to the news that an unknown amount of jobs would be cut across Bungie as part of a wide restructuring within Sony.
Pete Parsons on X said:
“Today is a sad day at Bungie as we say goodbye to colleagues who have all made a significant impact on our studio. What these exceptional individuals have contributed to our games and Bungie culture has been enormous, and will continue to be a part of Bungie long into the future. These are truly talented people. If you have openings, I would highly recommend each and every one of them.”
Via Bloomberg, Schreier also reported that the upcoming Destiny 2 expansion, The Finale Shape, would be delayed from June until February 2024 to push it out of Sony Group Corps’ current fiscal year. Bungie’s other upcoming game, Marathon, a remake of their own game, has also been pushed and is now set for 2025.