Bungie intends to have multiple franchises in the marketplace by 2025.
“So, by 2025 we have a pretty specific path to make sure we transform Destiny and that we have other franchises within the marketplace,” he said.
“We need to build our publishing group, but part of our vision is also to become a multi-franchise entertainment company.”
Parsons added: “I think the long-term vision of Bungie would be, we have worlds like Destiny that are great places to go and build friendships in. And we begin to introduce new worlds that people care a lot about.”
Chinese tech and gaming company NetEase invested $100 million to become a minority shareholder in Bungie in 2018. At the time, Bungie said the deal would help it “explore new directions” and “build new worlds”.
And in January 2019, Bungie announced it was ending its eight-year partnership with Activision and acquiring the publishing rights for Destiny, giving it full control over the future of the MMO shooter series.
Bungie recently delayed the release of Shadowkeep, as well as Destiny’s free-to-play revamp New Light, from September 17 to October 1.
Starting with Shadowkeep, everything added to the game – from expansions to new seasons of content – will be purchasable separately, enabling players to pick and choose the experiences they want.