We have some bad news for you: Bungie is reportedly laid off an unknown number of employees a she put it down two eagerly awaited games – Destiny 2 expansion The Final Shape a Marathon. According to available information, the studio’s CEO Pete Parsons announced this unpleasant news to his employees recently.
According to Bloomberg, Bungie has delayed the release of Destiny 2: The Final Shape for June from the originally planned February 27, 2024. While the expansion doesn’t necessarily mean the end of Destiny 2, it is an important denouement and will wrap up the loose ends of the game’s main story. In addition, the studio moved Marathon shooter release dateup to for 2025. Rebooting the IP from the 90s Mac cult classic, this title is Bungie’s attempt to re-establish itself in the modern gaming industry outside of Destiny.
Last year, Sony completed a deal to buy Bungie for $3.6 billion. Sony has joined much of the gaming industry (and the tech world in general) this year and lays off employees. Recently, Naughty Dog, Media Molecule and PlayStation’s Visual Arts team have faced cuts. In addition, Epic Games laid off approximately 900 employees in September, and CD Projekt Red announced in July that it would lay off about 100 people. Niantic, Telltale, EA, and Unity also laid off workers in 2023.