Tom Farnsworth, senior design lead at Bungie, stated that the company is working with Sony on a number of unreleased games at the moment. The studio will have another busy year in 2022 since in addition to adding the Witch Queen expansion and other live service updates to its popular online shooter Destiny 2, Sony also bought the company fully. The action comes after Sony's $3.6 billion purchase of Bungie in January 2022, which was partly motivated by the studio's proficiency in live-service programming, which Sony sees as a future prospect. There is enough Destiny 2 Silver available for players to buy.
Fans are already aware of Bungie's future plans, which include numerous Destiny 2 DLC including Lightfall, which will debut in February 2023. A secret project that was connected to NetEase for $100 million after the two businesses signed a partnership was made public in 2018 thanks to Trademark Matter. Although the agreement with Sony hasn't yet had an impact on Matter, little is known about it. Fans can now get a clearer peek at more of what the Destiny 2 studio is covertly doing thanks to a recent tweet from Tom Farnsworth.
Farnsworth, Bungie's senior design lead and creative lead for the Seraph season's Destiny 2 content, shared a picture of a shield with a medal to symbolize his 11 years with the organization. Each medal has an icon for a particular product that the firm has made, whether it is a game, an expansion, or seasonal content. Farnsworth noted in the tweet that the business has undergone significant transformation over the past 11 years, changing from solely providing boxed products to a more onsite strategy.
With the support of Sony, we are also working on some unannounced projects. Come join us! Also, obviously I missed a medal, my kids played with shields a while ago and I'm still looking for it lol. — Tom Farnsworth (@tomfromtheweb) January 4, 2023. Later, Farnsworth also mentioned that with Sony's support, Bungie currently has many unannounced projects in development, and the studio is always looking for new employees to join the team. Considering that a month after the acquisition announcement, PlayStation CEO Jim Ryan confirmed that Sony was looking to branch out and expand into the live services market, the confirmation shouldn't be too surprising. While Farnsworth didn't provide further details, rumors are still swirling about these projects possibly coming from the Marathon IP renaissance, as well as other Sony IPs that could benefit from the shift to the live service.
Bungie has already rapidly expanded into other endeavors besides video games before being massively acquired and receiving a large infusion of money from a huge corporation like Sony. The company had outlined ambitions for its continued expansion in 2021, even aiming to expand the Destiny universe into other forms of entertainment. Bungie planned a significant studio expansion and makeover of its global headquarters in 2021, as well as the construction of an international office in Amsterdam, to support this quick growth. On NF17.com, you may find further Destiny 2 instructions.