When David ‘DeeJ’ Dague announced he was leaving Bungie after being such a massive point of contact for the Destiny franchise, fans were curious as to where he was headed next. Onto new adventures and beyond, because Iron Galaxy Studios has announced Dague is joining the team as the new Head of Communications.
In addition to Dague’s inclusion into the team, a shift in leadership has also been revealed for the studio. Chief Operating Officier Chelsea Blasko has been promoted to the role of co-CEO alongside Adam Boyes. The recent shift and addition is all poised to have the perfect team to work on launching an original IP from the studio, one focuses on a multiplayer melee combat experience.
Dague was a massive pillar for the Bungie franchise. With voice and passion for the game made it easy to get swept away in the community love, so seeing what he does for Iron Galaxy is going to be exciting.
“David had an amazing run at Bungie. I had the pleasure of working with him on Destiny’s launch when I was at PlayStation,” said Adam Boyes, Co-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios. “He has built world-class teams and we couldn’t be happier about having him join our studio to lead the communications function at Iron Galaxy especially during the development of our new IP.”
“Video games bring people together in the spirit of friendly competition,” said David Dague, Head of Communications, Iron Galaxy Studios. “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.”
“Despite the myriad challenges presented by the pandemic, Iron Galaxy continues to grow,” said Chelsea Blasko, Co-CEO, Iron Galaxy Studios. “The studio has expanded from 140 to more than 175 people this year. 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.”
We can’t wait to learn more about the new IP in the works, and we wish our own hearty congratulations to the Iron Galaxy team for the wonderful get of David Dague.