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This chapter of Destiny marked a tonal shift for the brand — pivoting from lighthearted and fun, to dark and serious. To accomplish this shift, we decided to show fans that nothing is sacred by killing off their favorite character: Cayde-6.

The film drove the highest conversation for Destiny all year, with 19,000 mentions within 2 hours of its release. Destiny gained 12K new followers on social, and the trailer became the most-viewed Destiny video ever.

Forbes  |  Polygon  |  Gamespot  |  Engadget  |  Variety  |  Forbes (wrote about it again 2 months later)

Reactions were immediately positive. We even managed to win over the notoriously critical Destiny core, with some brand deserters admitting they'd be returning to give the franchise another shot.

Fans built a shrine to Cayde at E3.

Fans even created a sub reddit pleading for the developers to ensure the safety of Colonel (Cayde 6's pet chicken). They make a pretty compelling argument for why no other Destiny character could ever take care of the chicken, and ask the developers to give the community responsibility for the chicken's well being.  






Creative Directors:

Josh Braithwaite & Ben Hodgin



Matt Meszaros


Art Director:

Lauren Albee

Production Company:

Digital Domain

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