Bungie Hires Animation Director Riot For Destiny Transmedia Expansion
Bungie has hired Derick Tsai as head of development for Destiny Universe Transmedia.
As shared by Destiny Bulletin on TwitterTsai was previously the director of Riot Games’ League of Legends animated shorts.
As part of Bungie, it will adapt Destiny IP to a variety of “new mediums, including film, television, animation, books, comics, and audio formats,” its Linkedin profile says.
Prior to joining Riot in 2020, Tsai gained over 15 years of experience in the gaming, animation and film industries.
Throughout his career he has worked at Obsidian, The Walt Disney Company, Marvel Studios, Universal Pictures, Crystal Dynamics, HyperX and more.
Earlier this week, Sony acquired Bungie for $3.6 billion.
In an exclusive interview with GamesIndustry.biz alongside Sony head Jim Ryan, Bungie CEO Pete Parsons said the platform holder is offering Bungie the opportunity to accelerate its plans to port over its IP. to other media.
“You can’t help but look at Sony’s accomplishments, not just as a great platform, and easily having some of the best development teams in the world,” he said. “But also one of the biggest entertainment companies in the world. We saw this great opportunity to build – not just Destiny, we’re working on more than Destiny – these great interactive experiences, which we think we’re good at. But also being able to explore these worlds even more.”
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