David Cross, who is most famous for playing Tobias in “Arrested Development”, was hired by Bungie to write jokes for Destiny, the comedian has revealed.
However, despite being headhunted and then flown to the developer’s studio, his work didn’t appear in the game.
Cross, along with fellow US comedian Brian Posehn were asked to “punch-up” the script for Dinklebot – a robot sidekick, voiced by Peter Dinklage.
Speaking to IGN, Cross explained: “[We] jumped at the chance. We were flown up to Bellevue, Washington to do a punch-up on the Ghost character in Destiny about a year ago. We were both very excited about it.
“They did not use a single, solitary thing that we wrote, which is a shame. [But] I would imagine somebody somewhere said, ‘We can’t inject this levity or humour into it.’
“It’s a shame because I’ve played Destiny quite a bit. When it came out I was way into it and way excited about it, and when you’re at 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.’”
Cross continued: “Whatever, it’s boring as s***, 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*** 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.”