Bungie, the developer behind Destiny, is getting a new CEO according to a post on the Studio’s website.
Pete Parsons, Bungie’s Chief Operating Office since 2002, will replace long time Bungie President Harold Ryan, the Board of Directors announced. There is no word yet on what prompted the change, but the company is looking to the future and said that Parsons will be “tasked with leading the talented Bungie team as they continue to develop great Destiny experiences.”
“I want to personally thank Harold for his friendship, passion, hard work, and dedication in helping make Bungie the great company it is today,” Parsons said in a statement, “As a team, we celebrated many victories and weathered many storms.”
“To the players of Destiny,” he continued, “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.”
Destiny has been in the news as of late with claims that Destiny 2 was pushed back from it’s original target launch date of September 2016 and got into some controversy as they were secretly rating players in the PvP Crucible mode without player’s knowledge. February will see another themed event entitled Crimson Days and will feature a Crucible variant, but after that event Bungie has been completely vague about what players can expect in regards to any sort of new content.