Destiny 2 Marathon

Bungie’s job listing reveals new employee numbers

According to Forbes, recent job postings at Bungie for the Payroll Manager role suggest that the Destiny 2 developer has increased its staff to 1,400+ employees soon after a significant round of layoffs.

The Marathon and Destiny 2 studio was recently acquired by Sony for $3.6 billion, has joined the list of PlayStation studios facing layoffs. In addition to their popular sci-fi MMO shooter, Destiny 2, Bungie is developing the extraction shooter Marathon and a new original IP. Bloomberg previously reported that the studio was internally assessing Naughty Dog’s The Last of Us 2 multiplayer spin-off, resulting in a project suspension.

Destiny 2 The Final Shape

As per their Wikipedia page, Bungie had approximately 1,100 employees. They then implemented layoffs affecting about 8% of the company, equivalent to slightly over 100 people. The details on are a bit confusing:

Careers - (source)

As the Global Payroll Manager at Bungie, you will lead a comprehensive payroll function overseeing a diverse workforce of 1,400 employees across the U.S., Netherlands, Japan, and Canada. This role demands a seasoned professional with 7+ years of multi-state and international payroll experience, a deep understanding of tax compliance, and a proven record of successfully managing complex payroll operations. Our ideal candidate is an analytical and collaborative leader, with a deep knowledge of payroll regulations. We also value integrity, team spirit, and strong organizational skills.

Bungie really wants The Final Shape to be their best expansion ever, so they might have asked Sony for support to make it happen. Ofcourse we don’t have the full numbers about which employee is working on what project.

Besides The Final Shape, Bungie is also working on their new IP Marathon and the studio is helping Sony with Live Service Games.