Jim Ryan, CEO and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, said he takes any problem with Bungee’s work culture very seriously.
Bungie game studio was bought by Sony a few days ago. Pete Parsons From bungee and Jim Ryan The PlayStation talked about working together, and of course went to the reports that some time ago mentioned some problems in the workspace of Bungie Studio. Ryan said Sony takes the proper work culture in the studio very seriously. According to him, SIE has high expectations of PlayStation studios and any company that works with PlayStation in terms of creating a suitable workspace for gamers.
A December IGN report addressed the protest of 26 former or current Bungee employees over various toxic behaviors in the studio of the Destiny game series. Bungee publicly and formally apologized for the problems, and it was revealed that the company has been in the process of trying to improve its work environment for some time. Bungee also announced that some of the people who caused the misbehavior in the studio had been fired some time ago.
“Sony takes the issue very seriously,” Ryan explained. We evaluate different parts of the company and our partners with high level standards in this regard. From the beginning we started talking to Bungee, I was very sensitive about this. Now I’m only impressed by what Bungee has done to organize and manage itself. For this internal organization, I praise Bungee. Sony can learn from Bunji in several ways. “Humanitarianism has become part of the foundation of this studio, and I think that says it all.”
Parsner says Sony and Bungee have an honest relationship. They both know what areas of work culture Bungee has progressed in, where it is progressing, and where it continues to learn. They want to increase their knowledge in this regard, create a better work environment and grow.
“We (Sony and Bungee) were incredibly clear about what we were doing and the challenges we were facing,” said Pete Parsons. We have a 30-year-old company and we continue to learn, build and grow. I’m very proud of what we are doing right now to build a thriving environment for employees; A suitable environment for different human activities. We will continue to do so. We will build, we will learn and we will grow. “I think we have a lot to learn from Sony.”