Destiny 2 has not been doing as great as we all expected and while fans have had their issues with the game, it seems that guardians will be coming back in order to avenge the death of Cayde-6. Bungie talked about how the death was important to the story of Destiny 2 and the following is what Bungie’s Eric Osborne had to say regarding the matter:
“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.”
The Forsaken expansion for Destiny 2 will be darker than what we have seen so far, in the trailer we saw how dark it will be and it will be interesting to see whether or not players will be coming back. Osborne also mentioned the following:
“There wasn’t a single lightning moment where someone unveiled a grand design about killing Cayde. It was much more organic than that and developed from a series of ideas we were trying to explore. We wanted to tell a story with huge stakes, but have those stakes be really personal to the player. We’ve done aliens trying to destroy the universe with the consequences of failure resulting in catastrophe. What if we could get that feeling with something closer to home, and more relatable? That was appealing.”
The death of Cayde-6 has not been taken lightly and we have seen people take to social media in order to express their loss. This might turn the game around for Bungie.
“We started discussing what we cared about as Guardians, and it became clear that the Vanguard had really come alive as characters for our fans. So each of the expansions over the last year have focused on them: Ikora in Curse of Osirsis, Zavala in Warmind and now Cayde in Forsaken. 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. All the ideas came together and formed what became Forsaken.”
The expansion will be coming out in September and if you are a fan then you should check it out.