One of the funniest, most lighthearted characters in the Destiny universe, Cayde-6, has been up until this point voiced by veteran TV and video game actor Nathan Fillion. But he isn’t coming back to voice Cayde-6 in Destiny 2: Forsaken, which could be the character’s final appearance in the Destiny series.
Fillion told Kotaku (via IGN) that he was not available to voice Cayde-6 in Destiny 2: Forsaken, presumably due to scheduling conflicts (he is a busy person). He also confirmed that he did not voice Cayde-6 in Forsaken’s E3 trailer.
Nolan North, who voices Nathan Drake in the Uncharted series among so many other roles, stepped in for Fillion to voice Cayde-6 in Forsaken. This is not the first time North has come in to voice a Destiny character after the original actor stepped aside. North was hired by Bungie to voice Ghost after Peter Dinklage bowed out, also reportedly due to scheduling conflicts.
Bungie told GamesRadar that Cayde-6 is absolute, 100 percent dead in the events of Forsaken, so this means Fillion missed out on playing the character for his final appearance.
“How do I feel about Cayde-6? I absolutely love him. How do I feel about that character dying? I don’t personally believe it, because he’s a Guardian,” Fillion said. “He should be able to come back. I mean that’s their whole thing, is that they come back right? The whole thing is the resurrection.”
While Fillion is apparently done with Destiny, he’s still working on video game-related projects. He plays Nathan Drake in a wonderful Uncharted film that you can watch right here.
Destiny 2: Forsaken kicks off with the death of Cayde-6, leading the Guardians back to the Reef to fend off the latest threat. The DLC will also introduce a new Gambit mode, a hybrid of PvP and PvE. The expansion will launch September 4, and Bungie has a bevy of purchase options with different bonuses and gear. Check out our pre-order guide for more information.