Bungie Expands Seattle HQ, Plans New Studio, To Release New IP
- Bungie Prepares for Future Growth in 2021 with Studio Expansion, Key Talent Investments, and New Board Members
- Bungie Increases Bellevue, WA Headquarters to over 208,000 Square Feet, Planning a Complete Technical Modernization Alongside Plans to Open up its First International Office in 2022
- Bungie Announces Key Talent Additions and Investments at the Executive Level in Preparation for Future IP Growth and Expanding the Highly-Acclaimed and Successful Destiny Universe into New Media
- Bungie Welcomes New Members to the Bungie Board of Directors from the Entertainment and Media Industry – Trace Harris and Pamela Kaufman
Bungie, an independent, employee-owned creator of world-famous videogames like Halo and Destiny, today announced major initiatives to prepare for the company’s expected and rapid future growth, including the appointment of Trace Harris and Viacom CBS’ Pamela Kaufman to its board of directors.
“We’re grateful and humbled that our independent success allows us to invest in our talented people and headquarters this year and are delighted to welcome Trace Harris and Pamela Kaufman to the Board of Directors,” said Pete Parsons, CEO of Bungie. “The past several years have been a time of tremendous growth and opportunity for Bungie. We are home to some of the brightest and best talent in the industry, and we look forward to expanding upon both our talent pool this year and increasing the resources to support them. Pamela and Trace also bring incredible media and entertainment experience, and we’re looking forward to taking advantage of their proven acumen as we continue to build the future of our company.”
HQ EXPANSION, INTERNATIONAL OFFICE COMING IN 2022
In January, as part of its ongoing plan for sustainable growth, Bungie broke ground on an extensive expansion and redesign of its worldwide headquarters. Estimated to be complete in Fall 2022, this project will increase Bungie’s HQ footprint from 84,000 sq. ft. to more than 208,000 sq. ft. In addition to building state-of-the-art facilities to support the growth and development of their talented employees, one of the primary drivers of Bungie’s expansion is to increase the commitment to the long-term development of Destiny 2, tell new stories in the Destiny Universe, and create entirely new worlds in to-be-announced IPs.
The new facility will include a reimagining of its Bellevue, WA-based studio space to support multiple project teams, including those outside of the Destiny Universe. Designed by award-winning architect NBBJ, the new HQ is centered on collaborative “neighborhoods” built to support the spirit of deeply integrated creative collaboration that defines Bungie’s success and a hybrid workforce of both remote and on-site staff.
In 2022, Bungie will open its first international office in Amsterdam. This office space represents Bungie’s developing global business and will be home to the company’s growing Publishing and Marketing divisions, ensuring Bungie’s ongoing commitment to unify and expand on their passionate player community all over the world.