Bungie President Departs After 15 Years, New CEO Comes Aboard

As Destiny would have it (see what we did there?), Harold Ryan is stepping away from his role as Chief Executive Officer of Bungie after being with the studio for over 15 years. Pete Parsons, former Chief Operating Office, is replacing Ryan as Bungie continues development on Destiny 2, which was just recently reported to be delayed.

"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," Parsons said in a statement.

Parsons also had some words for fans of Destiny, the popular online-only first-person shooter that released to consoles in September 2014.


"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," Parsons added.

Destiny 2 was originally slated to release last Fall but now it's looking like it will come out sometime in the Spring of this year, or perhaps even later. It's not clear because Bungie hasn't been real forthcoming with sharing roadmaps with players. That's in stark contrast to when Destiny came out (and also dating back to its development)—Bungie at the time was very good about giving players a heads up about forthcoming DLC and even shared with gamers an ambitious 10-year plan.

Somewhere along the line things changed and that could be the reason why Ryan is out and Parsons is in as CEO. However, that's just speculation—Ryan hasn't issued a statement on his departure. It's also not known if Ryan will remain with Bungie in come capacity or is leaving the studio altogether.