Joe Ziegler, who spent 12 years at Riot Video games—most just lately as game director on the hit shooter Valorant—has a brand new dwelling at Future 2 studio Bungie.
Ziegler introduced his departure a pair weeks in the past, saying he was “departing with a coronary heart stuffed with gratitude for Riot Video games and all of you for the superb reminiscences we have shared collectively.” He did not reveal where he was headed on the time, although, saying solely that he would share his new dwelling “very quickly.”
At present he dropped the opposite shoe, saying on Twitter that he was headed to the home that Future constructed. “Update: Completely satisfied to announce my new house is at Bungie engaged on new stuff that hopefully will in the future get to be performed by you all,” Ziegler tweeted. “A lot
Ziegler hasn’t shared any extra details about his new gig at Bungie, however his LinkedIn profile signifies that he is taken on the function of game director, just like the positions he held at Riot. However director of which game, precisely? That is the large secret right away. He could possibly be taking over a job with Future 2, however I believe it is extra seemingly that he’ll assist head up one of many non-Future video games that Bungie at the moment has on the go.
There are at the very least just a few to select from. In 2019, Bungie CEO Pete Parsons stated the studio hoped to launch a non-Future game someday earlier than 2025, and in mid-2021 the studio started hiring for an all-new “multiplayer motion shooter.” There’s additionally one thing referred to as Matter, which can or is probably not in energetic growth, and one thing else that can apparently be “comedic with lighthearted and kooky characters.”
Bungie has traditionally been a one-game-at-a-time studio, and since 2014 that game has been Future. However now that Bungie is backed by Sony, it may at the very least theoretically convey extra sources to bear, by each in-house enlargement and help from different Sony studios.
Hopefully, Ziegler will shed some gentle on what he is getting as much as at Bungie pretty quickly—we’ll let you recognize when he does.