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Video: How Bungie localized Destiny for the world

At GDC 2015, Bungie's Tom Slattery explains the studio's move to build an internal localization team for Destiny and details how it worked, as well as some of the challenges faced along the way.

When it comes to localizing your games for other countries, it's common for studios to rely on external contractors for help and expertise.

Bungie did something different with its 2014 game Destiny, assembling an internal localization team ahead of the game's global multiplatorm launch.

At GDC 2015, Bungie's Tom Slattery explained the studio's decision and detailed how it worked out, as well as some of the daunting challenges faced along the way.

Slattery's talk offered some interesting perspective on how a studio can build and deploy a localization team, so if you didn't catch it at GDC don't miss your chance to now watch it for free via the GDC YouTube channel!

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