Bungie president steps down, new CEO announced


‘Destiny is a one-of-a-kind experience’

Harold Ryan has stepped down as Bungie’s president.

As yet a replacement president has not been announced, although former COO Pete Parsons will be taking up a new position as CEO.

Though there’s no explanations as to why Ryan has stepped down, nor information on if he will remain at the studio, Parsons did release a short statement on the official website:

“I want to personally thank Harold for his friendship, passion, hard work, and dedication in helping make Bungie the great company it is today. As a team, we celebrated many victories and weathered many storms.”

“To the players of Destiny, 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.”

Could the move be a consequence of recent difficulties at the studio? Reports of an increasingly salty fanbase, coupled with rumours that Destiny 2’s release has now slipped from its September 2016 window, intimate that despite the well-received The Taken King expansion, things may not be easy right now for Bungie employees.

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