Destiny 2: The Final Shape Underperfoming Could Lead to More Layoffs at Bungie – Rumor

Destiny 2 The Final Shape - Song of Flame

From layoffs and a delay to Destiny 2’s The Final Shape to a new Marathon director and the rumored cancellation of Matter, Bungie is in a fair amount of turmoil these days. The developer delayed The Final Shape to allow more time for polish amid reports of pre-orders tracking below expectations.

If that weren’t enough, there are reportedly fears of layoffs once the expansion launches, according to a new report by IGN. A source with “knowledge of budgets” at Bungie said, “Nothing adds up” and “something will need to happen to curb costs unless The Final Shape does so well to cover the gap and people can move to Marathon.”

Senior leadership is seemingly expected to depart the studio in Summer 2026 once it receives the remaining payouts from Sony’s acquisition. However, the overall mood at Bungie currently is that The Final Shape needs to succeed. Morale was reported to be at an all-time low following layoffs, and there’s also allegedly the possibility of Bungie losing its independent status under Sony if it fails to reach financial targets.

Destiny 2: The Final Shape launches on June 4th for Xbox Series X/S, PS5, PC, Xbox One and PS4. The developer will reveal more details in April, so stay tuned for more updates.

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