Future has all the time had a love / hate relationship with story, however following the launch of the Future 2 enlargement Forsaken, lore followers are discovering loads to sink their enamel into – and this week a brand new story revelation actually set the cat among the many pigeons.
THERE MAY BE SPOILERS AHEAD.
First, some background. Forsaken antagonist Uldren Sov was killed on the finish of the enlargement’s story, a troubling revenge act for the demise of wise-cracking hunter Cayde-6.
Bungie didn’t present who, precisely, put the bullet in Uldren. Was it you, the participant, or was it Petra Venj, previously the Queen’s Emissary? Both method, Uldren’s final phrases have been a proof of kinds: “All the things I did, I did for her.” He is referencing his sister, Queen Mara Sov, there, and his bid to resurrect her (it seems Uldren was being manipulated by Savathûn, a hive wizard and sister to Oryx, The Taken King, however I digress…).
Anyway! Quick ahead to this week, and Bungie added a brand new cinematic to Future 2 that strikes the story on in a very fascinating method – and Future lore nerds are speculating as to what it means for the sport sooner or later.
Go to the Queen’s Courtroom and “lean nearer” on the mysterious picture hovering above the platform on the left, and you will set off a recent cutscene. This cutscene reveals a ghost (Future’s cute little flying robotic companion) in search of out what seems to be the corpse of Uldren himself. The ghost emits power – presumably the Traveler’s mild – and Uldren is resurrected as… a guardian.
This cutscene (which truly leaked final month after dataminers bought their fingers on it) is a throwback to the primary cutscene in Future, which noticed your ghost (then dubbed “Dinklebot” on-line as a result of it was voiced by Peter Dinklage) resurrect you within the ruins of Previous Russia. You turned a guardian then, as Uldren is now.
So, what does all this imply? Future lore followers are having quite a lot of enjoyable speculating concerning the future. A preferred idea is a repentant Uldren will exchange Cayde-6 because the Vanguard’s chief hunter within the tower. This would definitely get tongues wagging. How dare Cayde’s assassin be allowed to set foot within the tower, not to mention exchange him? Has Commander Zavala misplaced his thoughts? I guess Ikora Rey can have one thing to say about that!
That is all hypothesis, but it surely’s enjoyable hypothesis, and it is additional proof Future 2 is in an excellent place proper now. Bungie had advised gamers to not anticipate cutscene-heavy content material from post-Forsaken updates, however right here we’re with one of the crucial explosive cutscenes Future has seen in years. Extra of this, please!