Bungie Hiring For An Animated Destiny Show?

Bungie Hiring For An Animated Destiny Show?

It seems we may have evidence of Bungie hiring for an animated Destiny show. For those perhaps unaware Bungie are the creators of the Destiny video game franchise. Currently that franchise consists of Destiny and Destiny 2. I myself am a huge Destiny fan and have played every season of every expansion in the Action-MMO since just after the initial launch.

Destiny’s story, to begin with, left a lot to be desired. However years on, and the lore and world building has come on leaps and bounds. The story being told within the game itself has grow so much in the last year or two as well.

Fans recently went gaga over Arcane the animated movie following the game League of Legends. From that point on fans were clamoring for a similar Destiny experience. They may well get their wish. Recently Bungie was bought by Sony Entertainment and whilst Bungie get to maintain much independence from Sony over the game, one wonders whether Sony see’s an opportunity here?

As covered by VGC,

Derick Tsai, a director who previously worked at Riot Games on League Of Legends animated shorts joined Bungie in February. Tsai now serves as the Head of Development for Destiny Universe Transmedia, according to his Linkedin page. It also states that his remit includes: “leading projects and telling stories that extend the Destiny IP into new mediums including Film, TV, Animation, Books, Comics, and Audio formats.”

This isn’t that new a revelation as you can see. However the outlet also noticed a brand new job listing for Bungie.

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The company is currently hiring for a ‘Senior Producer – Linear Media’ role, which would see the successful candidate taking control of the “Destiny IP approval process for all externally-developed linear media stories”. Notably, in the ‘required skills’ section, the application lists “experience with licensed products, and/or animation, scripted television development or current programming”.

The application also asks that candidates have a “Strong understanding of Destiny and its world”.

It seems a very good bet that we will eventually be seeing either a Destiny themed animated show, or a series of shorts or features. The exact nature we don’t know for sure. However, it’s going to be animated and it’s going to be Destiny.

Here’s the thing, I love the game, I love the lore. However, I’m not as sure this game will translate to another medium. At least, not in the same way that I always thought Halo would, Bungie’s previous creation, now owned by Microsoft. Much of what makes Destiny my favorite game is the fact it’s a looter shooter. Therefore the aim of Destiny is to level up and play much harder versions of content you’ve played before, to earn exclusive rewards.

Sure, the story is now in a great place, now. However I’m not 100% convinced Destiny will work in an animated show. I hope I am very wrong. With Bungie hiring for an animated Destiny show, are you excited? Any Destiny fans that share my worries that the story won’t translate? Thoughts below as always.

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