Destiny 2 Design Lead Leaves Bungie

In recent months, it seems veteran crew members of Destiny and Destiny 2 departures are gradually trickling from the Bungie studio. From weapon design specialist Jon Weisnewski, sandbox design lead Josh Hamrock, and senior writer Jill Scharr, another lead leaves Bungie as well. Now known as the former design lead (and Raid design lead before that) for Destiny 2, Joe Blackburn reveals his withdrawal from the company altogether. Despite possible knee-jerk speculations, Blackburn reports he’s only stepping away from the studio to follow his dreams.

In response to a follower on Twitter, the former Raid lead designer shatters possible theories on his departure from Bungie:

With the series of withdrawals from notable developers from the series, fans have good reason for concern. Who will bring the epic content the franchise is known for? Will those filling the position of people such as Blackburn and Scharr exceed expectations? With that said, it’s unlikely Blackburn left Bungie without solutions and ideas for the future success of Destiny.

Despite individual statements via social media, the timing is nonetheless suspect. Speculation will prove moot at this point, but we only wish to see the Bungie franchise succeed and the same for the now former developers. We wish Blackburn the best of luck on his next journey in Santa Monica!

Despite Blackburn’s official statement on Twitter, do you think it’s the likely reason or could it be another reason entirely? Do you think the of lead developers will take a toll on Destiny 3? Let us know what you think in the comments section below or start a conversation on Don’t Feed the Gamers Facebook page. To stay up to date on gaming and entertainment news as it happens, follow us on Twitter! Here are some of our latest:

Destiny 2 is available to play now on PC, Xbox One, and PlayStation 4.

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Hoi is an elusive figure at DFTG, whose favorite past-times include chillin' in the Fade, reading manga, watching anime, collecting novelty items, and gaming.

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