The Prison Fall cinematic for Bungie’s Destiny 2: Forsaken set up the pivotal moment of Cayde’s death, underpinning the entire game expansion. Axis Studios worked with Matt Ward from the Bungie cinematic team to create the picture, using a pre-written script and storyboard to build from.
The expansion sees Cayde 6 working with the player and ‘Queen Wrath,’ Petra Venge, to subdue a riot causing havoc in the Prison of Elders.
The team worked in close collaboration with Bungie and Activision to create the sequences based on initial previz done by Bungie. Axis were responsible for additional concept artwork and previz to develop those initial ideas further, progressing them to final blocking, cinematography, motion capture and animation, before lighting, VFX, rendering and compositing.