After shaping the competitive experience of Valuing and having served in the ranks of Riot Games for 12 years, Joe Ziegler he decides to move house and move to Bungie, the well-known software house author of the Destiny shooter series.
Il game director of Valorant announced his transfer with a post published on Twitter, through which he wanted to greet his now ex-colleagues at Riot Games: “Hello everyone, I wanted to let you know that after 12 fantastic years in Riot, this will be my last week. I leave with a heart full of gratitude to Riot Games and all of you for the incredible memories we shared together.” Ziegler added that he is “working on new things that hopefully one day all of you can play.”
Ziegler has actively helped lead Riot’s Valorant team for more than eight years. He first joined the company as a game designer in 2010, after working at Pandemic Studios and Killspace Entertainment in designer and director roles.
Although Bungie’s flagship product remains of course Destinythe Sony studio has been hiring for some time project not yet announced: Last summer, Bungie posted a job posting for a marketing manager for a new IP, and one of the desired skills the company looks for in potential candidates is familiarity with MMOs, free-to-use business models play and games for mobile devices. The suspicion is that the game has to do with the agreement between Bungie and NetEase, but at the moment there is no official confirmation on the matter.
Other Bungie announcements refer to a third-person action, so there may be several projects in the pipeline at the software house.