Bungie is recruiting a new senior executive who will help take the Destiny storyline from video games to the world of TV, movies, and more.
A career list on The Bungie site for a new senior development role at the studio, says the successful candidate “will lead projects that expand the Destiny franchise into new categories, including television, movies, books, comics and audio formats.”
Bungie itself doesn’t appear to be hiring for positions to create the new Destiny product line in-house. Instead, the role of the new leader will be “to identify, select, guide, collaborate and provide feedback to third parties and partners allowing them to tell additional myths in the Destiny universe that delight our fans while capturing. the hearts and minds of new audiences. “
In terms of expansion, it looks like Bungie is ready to explore a number of different avenues. As a requirement, the new leader will have to have been credited on a number of films / series with “experience in animation, scripted TV program development or current programming”, also listed. Bungie also notes that additional credits may be awarded to an appropriate candidate with experience in editing fiction and graphic novels.
While Bungie has not confirmed any details regarding Destiny’s potential expansion as a TV series, the list seems to suggest that an evolution to the format would take the form of an animated series as opposed to a live broadcast.
Since Destiny is already a globally recognized franchise with an incredibly dedicated community behind it, some fans may fear that a move to other formats under improper supervision could harm the lore and characters of the game. With that in mind, it seems that Bungie is looking for someone who is already heavily invested in the Destiny universe. In addition to extensive multimedia experience, Bungie requires contestants to have a passion for the universe of Destiny and claims that an ideal candidate will have spent hundreds of hours playing Destiny and exploring their world.
In other related news, Destiny 2 recently launched its latest Season of the Lost update and announced details for the upcoming Witch Queen game expansion, which is slated for release on February 22. As Bungie looks to bring Destiny to new mediums, we may see Savathûn and his siblings debut elsewhere on other formats in the future.
Jared Moore is a freelance writer for IGN. You can follow it on Twitter.