Bungie needs “to reach players on iOS and Android” with new cell game engine

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Bungie is at all times engaged on Destiny 2; Season 17 is bringing huge modifications to Glaives and all different major weapons. There are further tasks behind the scenes after all, and Bungie has a plan to deliver its game engine to cell gadgets.

A brand new job itemizing for a senior cell platforms engineer (noticed by TheGamePost) spells it out. It asks, “Are you excited to evolve Bungie’s internal game engine to support mobile platforms?” There’s an official Destiny 2 companion app, however Bungie has by no means developed a flagship, mobile-first game. Seeing as a lot of the itemizing talks about particular necessities like C++, it provides no indication of what such a game would entail. It does title goal platforms, nonetheless. Bungie is hiring somebody to “extend the technology that [its] games rely on to reach players on iOS and Android mobile platforms.”

Mobile video games aren’t the one new enterprise for Bungie. Earlier this yr, the corporate employed League of Legends animation director Derick Tsai to make Destiny films and TV sequence. Tsai’s position is to “extend the [Destiny] IP into film, TV, animation, books, comics, and audio formats.” Bungie actually loves “extending” its video games, huh.

More funding from Sony will definitely assist with that. The PlayStation juggernaut is ready to accumulate Bungie for $3.6 billion. It’s a move that may “considerably accelerate” its multiplatform plans in line with Sony Interactive Entertainment CEO Jim Ryan. In Bungie’s case, these a number of platforms now embrace cell gadgets.