Disney welcomes Bungie Founder Alex Seropian into its Family

If acquiring Marvel Entertainment is not enough for the powerhouse known as Disney, Bungie founder and Halo co-creator Alex Seropian is now on the Mouse’s payroll.

He will overseeing Disney’s growing video game division, and as part of the buyout, Wideload Studio is now part of the Magic Kingdom.

According to CNBC sources, he will be reporting to Graham Hopper, the vice-president and general manager of Disney Interactive Studios, and be responsible for the creative development with Disney’s in-house properties.

While some of Disney’s games have a ready audience, they have yet to have a break out title to attract the notice of other gamers.

Alex Seropian
Bungie founder and Halo co-creator Alex Seropian

Seropian believes Disney can cross barriers between the casual and hard-core gamer. Don’t expect him to be working on the next Mickey Mouse title though. With his creative direction and coaching, he will be showing Disney developers how to improve their current line of products and make games differently.

His focus will be to redefine what the video game business is about.

And until the deal with Marvel is finalized, industry analysts and critics will be keeping an eye on who else the Mouse is going to buy out next.


Article from Gamersyndrome.com

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