Lance Reddick Zavala

Last week brought news of the tragic passing of actor Lance Reddick, perhaps best known in the realm of video games for his iconic role as Commander Zavala in both Destiny and Destiny 2, as well as the enigmatic Sylens in Horizon Zero Dawn and Horizon Forbidden West

Developers and fans from both communities have since gathered to pay their respects. Reddick's legacy will live on in Destiny 2, with Bungie stating that it plans to "honour his presence through his performances yet to come in the game" in a blog post.

The studio summed up Reddick's impact in that series quite succinctly, writing that "Lance brought to life a character who has become virtually synonymous with Destiny itself. For nearly a decade, Guardians around the world have found purpose and comfort in Zavala’s presence, bolstered by that unmistakable voice, so full of strength, serenity, and nobility."

In terms of Horizon Forbidden West's upcoming Burning Shores DLC, we learnt in this trailer that Sylens would, in fact, be returning, if only to give Aloy her inciting quest. The character may even play a larger role yet, but we will need to wait until Burning Shores' 19th April release to find out.

It will be fantastic to see the actor's as-yet-unseen work, even if it is likely to feel more poignant than was originally planned. How do you think Redick will be memorialised in Destiny 2, and how large of a role do you expect Sylens to play in Burning Shores? Let us know in the comments section below.