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Bungie announces huge expansion as it targets release of new non-Destiny game before 2025

Bungie, creator of Halo and developer behind Destiny 2, is set to double the size of its US headquarters and open a new office in Europe as part of a massive expansion.

As per a new press release from the company, Bungie plans to open a new office in Amsterdam in 2022 that will serve as the studio's publishing and marketing hub that will ensure "Bungie’s ongoing commitment to unify and expand on their passionate player community all over the world."

The announcement also confirmed that the studio will expand the size of its Bellevue, Washington headquarters that will more than double the studio's space (increasing to 208,000 square feet from 84,000 square feet). This newly embiggened office will "support multiple project teams, including those outside of the Destiny Universe."

It looks like Destiny is set to move outside of just gaming, too, as 'additional media' has been teased for the IP.

"To expand the Destiny IP and bring new stories and experiences to their highly engaged community, Bungie appointed Mark Noseworthy (Vice President, Destiny Universe) and Luke Smith (Executive Creative Director, Destiny Universe) to oversee and prepare for the expansion of the Destiny Universe into additional media," the press release reads. "Justin Truman (General Manager, Destiny 2) takes over the successful development leadership of Destiny 2."

There are two Destiny 2 expansions confirmed at the moment, The Witch Queen and Lightfall, and the latter is due in 2022.

It's not just Destiny the company is working on, either – apparently the studio is eager to release its first non-Destiny IP "before 2025", so there are some real long-term plans in the works here. Though it's not referenced directly in today's press release, this new project is like the whimsical loot game we've heard about before that may or may not be called Matter.

Bungie has seen a lot of success since it split with Activision in 2019. The studio also received a massive amount of investment from the Chinese tech giant, Tencent, back in 2018.

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