Bungie’s New IP Possibly Heading to Mobile Devices

By Zuhaad Ali
Image: Bungie via The Game Post

In a new development, Bungie, the developer behind iconic titles like Destiny and Halo, appears to be setting its sights on mobile gaming with its new IP.

Recent job listings from the studio have sparked speculation that their next big project could extend beyond traditional consoles and PC to embrace the ever-expanding world of mobile gaming.

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The clues lie within Bungie’s own recruitment efforts, where job descriptions hint at a broader platform strategy. For instance, the listing for an “Incubation Technical Art Lead,” posted earlier this week, explicitly mentions optimizing game visuals for performance across all platforms, including PC, console, and notably, mobile.

“Ensure visual aspects of the game are performant across all platforms (PC, console, mobile),” the job description reads.

Bungie's New IP Possibly Heading to Mobile Devices
Image: Bungie’s Greenhouse page

Similarly, the “Incubation Senior Graphics Engineer” position mentions “experience with mobile graphics development” under the “Nice-to-have Skills” section, suggesting an effort to ensure the game’s visual fidelity on smartphones and tablets.

Furthermore, the “Incubation Senior Gameplay Engineer” role states “experience with development on a variety of platforms (PC, console, mobile)” under the “Nice-to-have Skills” section.

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Image: Bungie

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This isn’t the first time Bungie has expressed its interest in the mobile gaming market. In 2022, the company began updating its internal game engine to support mobile platforms (iOS and Android), suggesting that it may be working on bringing its games to mobile devices in the future.

In late 2022, Bungie also published a bunch of new patents, one of which appears to be for touch controls on mobile devices, further supporting the speculation that its new IP could indeed be heading to mobile platforms.

Last year, The Game Post exclusively reported that Bungie is working on a brand-new IP project codenamed Gummy Bears, which uses Unreal Engine. The game is said to draw inspiration from a variety of genres, including MOBA (Multiplayer Online Battle Arena), survival, and “frog-type” games, among others.

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