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Bungie Is Hiring an Art Director for a New IP

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According to the hiring section on their website, Bungie is seeking an Incubation Art Director for a brand new property they have yet to reveal. The job description doesn't get too specific, but it does hint at some of the game's tone and other aspects.

"Are you on a mission to create games that bond players together into deeply invested communities? Would you like to work on something comedic with lighthearted and whimsical characters? Do you think a lot about how art impacts gameplay, how character design can enable fan cosplays, or how character poses and environments speak to different cultures all around the world? As the Incubation Art Director, you will define the look of a new Bungie IP and work on all aspects of art to guide a prototype on the path to production. Most importantly, you will work with a fun, dedicated, and passionate cross-discipline team devoted to making a new franchise at Bungie."

There doesn't seem to be a hint toward the game's genre, and it's hard to tell whether the studio has had its full of science fiction after several decades producing Halo and Destiny for major publishers. Last year, Bungie went independent for the first time in nearly a decade after mutually agreeing to part ways with Activision.

That leaves a lot of questions for this new IP that go beyond what it'll look and play like. Who will publish it? When can we expect it? While the former is likely a mystery even to Bungie, the fact that they don't even have an Incubation Art Director yet seems to signal we are years away from any sort of launch and perhaps not even near a reveal.

Does that mean more Destiny 2 support is on the way in the meantime, or perhaps the studio already has Destiny 3 nearly ready to go? Bungie games have always been huge in both ambition and reception, so history tells us to expect another major project coming down the pipeline.

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Mark is a Boston native now living in Portland, Oregon. Formerly the Features and Reviews Editor of TrueAchievements, he's been writing online since 2011 and continues to do so as a freelancer today for outlets like GamesRadar, EGM, and even OpenCritic news. Outside of games, he is an avid biker, a loud animal advocate, an HBO binge-watcher, and a lucky family man.