Comedian David Cross says Bungie toyed with the idea of making Destiny’s Ghost more of a comic relief character.
Speaking with IGN, Cross said he and fellow comedian Brian Posehn were flown to Bungie headquarters to punch-up the script for the flying AI, which was voiced by actor Peter Dinklage.
"Brian Posehn and I got asked and jumped at the chance," he said. “We were both very excited about it.”
"Some of [the material] was self-reverential. And it was just stuff that was making us laugh.
“We were in a room, we’d play a lot, and some of it was winking to gamers. I truly don’t remember any of it, he added.
“They were just sort of riffy one-liners that Brian and I were coming up with."
However, Bungie didn’t use any of the material the two comics spent a couple of days preparing.
“I would imagine somebody somewhere said, 'We can’t inject this levity or humour into it',” said Cross.
"But it’s a shame because I’ve played Destiny quite a bit. I haven’t played since I’ve been over here and working on Bob and David, but you know when it came out I was way into it and way excited about it, and when you’re at an hour 20 of that thing, it’s like the Ghost is kind of monotone saying this thing, 'We must get over the ridge. That’s the cabal – we’ve got to defeat him.'
“Whatever, it’s boring as shit, and I speak for myself and Brian, and I know thousands if not millions of other gamers would be like 'It would be nice to have a joke or something in there'.”
“You think we’re going to f*ck with the tone? But it was very exciting to go up there and get paid to play a video game a year before it came out."