Destiny writer Joshua Rubin leaves Bungie for Telltale

Will work on the Walking Dead studio's new Game of Thrones game

Destiny writer Joshua Rubin has confirmed his departure from developer Bungie.


"Thrilled to share that, after two great years at Bungie, I've moved to sunny CA to join Telltale Games," Rubin announced via Twitter on Monday.

Rubin will join Telltale Games, the studio famed for its episodic take on The Walking Dead, to work on its new Game of Thrones adaptation. "It's a privilege to be working on Telltale's Game Of Thrones. I am such a massive fan of the HBO show," said Rubin.

Speaking with Gamasutra, Rubin indicated that his move came out of a desire to work on games with a greater focus on story than Bungie's first-person shooters.

"In the end, Bungie makes games about shooting aliens in the head. And while there's a true art to 'writing between the bullets' - as Mr. Staten once said - I couldn't turn down an offer from Telltale, to create games that are entirely about story," he commented.

Prior to Bungie, Rubin had lead writer stints at Capcom, Visceral and EA, and penned the script for Assassin's Creed 2.

Telltale's Game of Thrones games was officially announced at the Spike TV VGX event in December last year. The new episodic series will be based on the hugely popular TV adaptation, but will also take advantage of the book series' fiction.

Telltale Games is also working on a new Borderlands spin-off, Tales from the Borderlands, in collaboration with Gearbox Software.