Veteran Bungie staffer David “DeeJ” Dague left the Destiny studio earlier this year, and now he’s landed at Iron Galaxy Studios.
The studio announced that Dague–the former communications director at Bungie–will be the head of communications for Iron Galaxy as it begins work on a new IP. Additionally, Iron Galaxy has appointed Chelsea Blasko as co-CEO alongside Adam Boyes, the former PlayStation boss.
Very little is known about Iron Galaxy’s new game, however, apart from the fact that it will be a “new multiplayer melee combat IP for consoles and PC.”
“Video games bring people together in the spirit of friendly competition,” Dague said in a statement. “This opportunity with Iron Galaxy is a chance to welcome players into a community that we will build with them. There is nothing more exciting than witnessing players discover a brand-new game and come together to define its culture. I’m thrilled to be tackling these challenges with my new teammates.”
Iron Galaxy is growing as a company, jumping from 140 to more than 175 staffers in 2020, despite the challenges created by the pandemic.
“Our supportive work-from-home culture ensures our staff feels cared for and valued as individuals. Our focus on creativity, communication, diversity, and inclusion has helped us attract and retain the best talent in the business,” Blasko said.
In the new role as co-CEO, Blasko will run Iron Galaxy’s day-to-day, while also “maintaining the well-being of its employees and the culture of the studio.”
Iron Galaxy is a relatively new studio, as it was founded in 2008. The independent company is known for its various port jobs, including the recent Switch versions of Overwatch, Diablo III, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim.
In total, Iron Galaxy has released more than 65 games. The studio has offices in Chicago and Orlando, along with a virtual studio in Austin, Texas.