Destiny 2 Dev Says Cayde-6’s Death “Makes The World Feel Rich”
When footage of Destiny 2’s upcoming ‘Forsaken’ expansion aired at E3 2018, fans quickly realized that the death of a major character is in store when the expansion arrives this September. During the trailer, it is revealed that Nathan Fillion’s comical Cayde-6 dies at the hand of Uldren Sov, who we last saw in Destiny 1. Ever since the reveal, Bungie has made promise after promise proclaiming that this is not a fake-out, and that Cayde-6 really does kick the bucket.
Now, in a new “Story Insight” trailer from Game Informer, Bungie reveals that Cayde-6’s death is going to have a massive impact on the universe, not even taking into account the understandable reaction from players. During the video, Bungie’s head of community Eric Osborne says, “It feels like it’s just done for shock value at the start, but it’s not.”
It makes the world feel rich. You start to see the way characters are reacting to that death and the vacuum that leaves in the universe.”
This isn’t the first time Bungie has defended its decision to kill off Cayde-6. Last month, Bungie project lead Scott Taylor revealed that many other alternatives were considered, though in order to significantly raise the stakes for players, the team had to go the extra mile and hit closer to home. “We haven’t taken a player off the board like this before, and we realized that the loss of Cayde would mean more to the player than any other possible external threat we could think of,” Taylor said. “All the ideas came together and formed what became Forsaken.”
Destiny 2: Forsaken – and inevitably, the death of Cayde-6 – arrives on September 4, 2018. Destiny 2 is now available for PC, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.
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