Bungie co-founder leaves Disney

Alex Seropian leaves Disney Interactive studio

Confirmed two days ago, Alex Seropian has resigned as senior vice president and general manager of core games for Disney Interactive’s game division.  Bill Roper – formerly of Blizzard – is set to replace him, Disney announced.

Seropian co-founded Bungie — the studio famously known for the Halo series — in 1991. He left the studio in 2002 and founded his own, Wideload Games, in 2004. He joined Disney in 2009, after the company acquired his most recent start-up studio.

In early 2011, Seropian was promoted to SVP after a significant number of layoffs were made in Disney’s gaming division.  He shifted focus to social-market gaming experiences and away from traditional console development in order to rejuvenate the corporation’s struggling game sector.

His replacement, Bill Roper, will now be tasked to continue the project. Roper was previously an executive at Blizzard North, a developer at Flagship Studios and Cryptic Studios. He joined Disney in July of last year.



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