Bungie’s President steps down, new CEO appointed

bungie_shieldWelp, all may not be going well in Bungie-land after all.  Following a bit of chatter regarding a possible Destiny 2 delay, and some uncertainty regarding upcoming Destiny content, apparently someone had to take a fall.  In this case, Bungie’s acting President, Harold Ryan.  The studio confirmed that Pete Parsons was appointed Chief Executive Officer.

What does this mean for Destiny and its inevitable sequel?  We don’t know quite yet, but as fans of the franchise, we hope it’s a good thing.

See the note from Bungie below, originally posted on their news site.

Today, Bungie’s Board of Directors announced that it has appointed Pete Parsons to the role of Chief Executive Officer, and that Harold Ryan will be stepping down from his position as studio President. As CEO, Parsons will be tasked with leading the talented Bungie team as they continue to develop great Destiny experiences.
Here are a few words from Pete:

I want to personally thank Harold for his friendship, passion, hard work, and dedication in helping make Bungie the great company it is today. As a team, we celebrated many victories and weathered many storms.

To the players of Destiny, I want you to know that my number one priority, and Bungie’s, is and always has been to deliver great games that we can all share together. I believe that Destiny is a one-of-a-kind experience. I also believe you have yet to see our studio’s best work. My new role here at the studio will be entirely focused on fulfilling that promise.

This is yet another new beginning, and a new challenge for our studio. We remain committed to creating great experiences in Destiny.

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