Bungie, previous developers of Halo and who continue to work on and update Destiny 2, are potentially working on a new mobile game based on the Destiny franchise. This potential project has come to light after several Bungie job listings have been posted recently.
Three job posts have been listed by Bungie that are drawing considerable attention to this rumor. The first of which is for an Art Director, which describes the role as someone who “will work with both an internal team and external partners to ensure we are making a great Destiny experience for players“.
Whilst the responsibilities are general things you would expect from a job like this, such as setting a clear vision for the project and ensuring consistency of quality across all artwork, a request under “Required Skills” draws considerable attention. It asks for someone who has “shipped at least one AAA or large mobile title as an Art Director”. This rather specific request for experience in the mobile space is a good reason to think the Destiny mobile game may be in production.
Two other desirable skills in the job description are important to take note of:
- Willingness to travel to China and/or host visits from partner teams on a regular cadence (likely every 2-3 months)
- Chinese language skills are a plus
This is important to the rumors as Bungie is currently partnered with a Chinese gaming company called NetEase Games, which are one of the big mobile game developers and publishers. It isn’t unnecessary to assume that NetEase may be working on the mobile game with Bungie, and the Art Director will work with the two.
The two other positions that Bungie is hiring for are Executive Producer, and a Senior Test Manager, who is for someone who “cares deeply about the Destiny IP and who will find joy in supporting external partners.” However, the most important part of both of these roles is that ask for experience in the large mobile gaming space.
Taking in all of this information, we have strong reason to believe that a mobile game for Destiny may very well be on the way, and we will keep our eyes out for any more updates on these rumors.
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