Bungie is reworking, and has plans to carry its wholly-owned Future franchise to “different media,” probably together with movies, books, and TV exhibits.
As we speak Bungie made some massive bulletins: It is almost tripling the scale of its HQ in Bellevue, Washington to organize for giant new video games, and it has additionally opened a new publishing and marketing division in the Netherlands. Quickly Bungie will morph right into a developer-publisher and never solely create its personal video games, however publish/distribute them too.
That is not it, although. Bungie additionally desires to make Future right into a transmedia franchise, probably just like what Microsoft did with the Halo franchise. We might see Future books, movies, TV exhibits, animated shorts, and a brand new fleet of motion figures. This large funding solidifies Future as a long-lasting franchise for Bungie, and in addition sees Bungie following a enterprise mannequin just like The Embracer Group, who has their very own publishing and movie publication branches.
This plans is a part of the “bold new vision” Bungie introduced in 2019 when it acquired an enormous $100 million funding from gaming titan NetEase.
“To develop the Future IP and produce new tales and experiences to their extremely engaged neighborhood, Bungie appointed Mark Noseworthy (Vice President, Future Universe) and Luke Smith (Govt Artistic Director, Future Universe) to supervise and put together for the growth of the Future Universe into extra media. Justin Truman (Normal Supervisor, Future 2) takes over the profitable improvement management of Future 2,” reads the press release.
No concrete info has been revealed up to now, however count on to see much more of Future as Bungie begins crafting its new IPs and video games. The developer plans to launch a brand new IP by 2025.