Bungie, developer of Destiny and creator of the Halo series, has a new man at the helm.
Harold Ryan, who had been with Bungie since 2000, has stepped down, and Pete Parsons has been named to take his place as CEO. Parsons joined the studio in 2002 and has since served as executive producer and chief operating officer.
Parsons had the following to say in a prepared announcement from the company:
I want to personally thank Harold for his friendship, passion, hard work, and dedication in helping make Bungie the great company it is today. As a team, we celebrated many victories and weathered many storms.
To the players of Destiny, I want you to know that my number one priority, and Bungie’s, is and always has been to deliver great games that we can all share together. I believe that Destiny is a one-of-a-kind experience. I also believe you have yet to see our studio’s best work. My new role here at the studio will be entirely focused on fulfilling that promise.
Bungie’s in an interesting spot right now. Rumors are flying around that Destiny 2 has been pushed back, and fans are starting to become discontented with the state of the original. Meanwhile, Ryan is the latest departure from the company, following lead writer Joseph Staten, who has since joined Microsoft, and composer Marty O’Donnell, who has been embroiled in a lawsuit with the company since.