Bungie and Guerrilla Games have each released statements on the passing of actor Lance Reddick, who featured prominently in both studios’ games. The actor died at his home on Friday at the age of 60. Reddick played Commander Zavala in Bungie’s Destiny 2 and provided the voice and facial capture for Sylens in Guerrilla’s Horizon series. Both studios have issued statements in memory of the veteran actor.
Bungie’s Statement on Lance Reddick’s Passing
Bungie issued a statement expressing their deep sorrow at the passing of Lance Reddick, describing him as an iconic presence on screen, in Destiny, and in person. The statement notes Reddick’s uncompromising dedication to his craft and radiating kindness that touched those around him. The statement further mentions Reddick’s love for the community, which shone through his portrayal of Commander Zavala. Reddick played Commander Zavala, the game’s most prominent NPC, since the release of Destiny, and appeared in the game as recently as last month’s Lightfall expansion.
Guerrilla Games’ Statement on Lance Reddick’s Passing
Guerrilla Games, the developer of the Horizon series, also released a statement on Reddick’s passing. The studio thanked Reddick for his contributions to the character of Sylens and for sharing his infinite talent and wisdom with them. The statement further expressed their gratitude for Reddick’s generous warmth and inimitable presence, noting his profound impact on both the studio and the community. Guerrilla Games expressed their deep honor to have worked with Reddick and extended their most heartfelt condolences to his loved ones.
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Reddick’s Roles in the Horizon Series
Reddick provided the voice and facial capture for Sylens in both Horizon: Zero Dawn and Horizon: Forbidden West. It is unclear whether he was going to appear in the upcoming expansion, Horizon: Forbidden West Burning Shores. The news of his passing has shocked the gaming industry, with many fans and colleagues expressing their condolences and sharing their memories of working with the talented actor.
The passing of Lance Reddick has left a significant impact on the gaming industry, particularly on the Destiny and Horizon series. Bungie and Guerrilla Games have released statements expressing their grief at the loss of a remarkable actor who contributed immensely to their games. Reddick will be remembered for his iconic presence and dedication to his craft, and his contributions to the gaming industry will be sorely missed.