Bungie’s political opinions won’t be “muzzled” following Sony acquisition

Bungie CEO Pete Parsons has affirmed tweets made by the studio’s senior neighborhood supervisor, stating that Bungie will proceed to be politically outspoken after being acquired by Sony.

Senior neighborhood supervisor Dylan Gafner tweeted yesterday (May 17): “I admit, I’m just a CM in the grand scheme, but I’m confident in the following: We are, and will continue to be, Bungie. There will never be a “muzzle” large enough to cease us from standing up for what’s proper” (through PC Gamer).

Parsons replied with a easy “Yes.”

The Destiny 2 developer has a fame for getting concerned in political points on social media, most not too long ago in its help for Roe v. Wade. Twitter commentators demanding that Bungie “stick to making games” are sometimes firmly rebuffed by its social media workforce as properly.

This is in stark distinction to Sony, who has been beneath hearth for making an attempt to keep away from taking sides within the debate. A leaked inner e mail from president Jim Ryan urged employees to “respect differences of opinion” earlier than spending a number of paragraphs discussing his cat’s birthday.

Gafner continued in his tweets: “It’ll need to be proven over time, but we continue to strengthen our pillars and culture year over year. There’s so much more work to be done, but I feel we’re on the right track with the talent we have and the passion they bring (not just making games, but improving the industry).”

This is way from the primary time Bungie has weighed on political issues, having beforehand spoken in help of Black Lives Matter and trans rights, whereas decrying Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. The developer hasn’t been with out it’s personal controversies nonetheless, with HR head Gayle d’Hondt departing after reviews of poisonous office tradition surfaced.

In different information, Take-Two has addressed Red Dead Online gamers who really feel deserted.

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