Disney hires Bungie founder

There seems to be no stopping Disney. One minute it is grabbing headlines for a $4bn buy of Marvel, the next it is signing up Bungie founder and Halo co-creator Alex Seropian to oversee its studios.

Reporting to Graham Hopper, the head of Disney’s increasingly powerful games division, Seropian will be responsible for ‘creative development across Disney’s in-house video game development teams’, according to NBC.

Disney has also acquired Seropian’s Wideload Games business, the studio he founded after leaving Bungie and which espoused a focus on outsourcing – other studios and art firms did the ‘heavy lifting’ on its first game Stubbs the Zombie, while Wideload oversaw the design.

There’s plenty more information over at Develop.

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