One of Destiny's top designers is leaving Team Bungie and heading over to Bethesda.

The now-former Destiny senior gameplay designer Josh Hamrick announced his departure from Bungie via Twitter yesterday, expressing his love for his former studio and excitement for what is to come (courtesy of GameSpot). Hamrick did not announce what his new role at Bethesda will be, or more importantly what game he will be working on, but we do know that he is joining Bethesda Game Studios specifically, which players should recognize as the studio behind The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 3. The studio behind the biggest open world games from 2008 and 2011 just gained a key architect from the biggest open world game of 2014 (if you count Destiny as open world, which we know that some of you do).

This announcement adds even more fuel to the fire that started burning in early February, when Bethesda announced they'll be hosting an E3 press conference for the first time in the company's history. While we know that a new Doom game is in development and that Fallout rumors have been swirling around for years, this conference announcement has sparked all kinds of speculation from the masses. With Hamrick joining the team, that excitement has just skyrocketed even further.

You can read Hamrick's announcement Tweets below, and we'll have more on Destiny's future without their senior gameplay designer, Bethesda's future with the new accrual, and the upcoming E3 press conference once more information is available.