When Dishonored 2’s Death of a Outsider was revealed during E3, a launch trailer (featured above) showcased Billie Lurk slaughtering 5 baddies before rescuing her coach Daud. With that, a star of a stirring DLC’s uncover was immediately clear—however Daud was once deliberate as a standalone expansion’s executive protagonist.
That’s according to a game’s lead engineer Dinga Bakaba, who we sat down with alongside lead turn engineer Christophe Carrier during Gamescom.
“We spoke to Harvey and we knew we wanted to try this partial of a universe, that is like a underground,” Bakaba tells me. “The absolute are a concentration of a categorical games and DLC was a underground, a assassins, a untrustworthy figures, and so we wanted to come behind to that. We weren’t certain during first, though Billie became some-more and some-more engaging as we worked on Dishonored 2. There was an choice where we could have only told this story by a eyes of Daud, by a way, though we consider that would have been a easy highway since his powers are known, it would meant reduction automatic exploration.
“In a finish it was cold to select Billie since she’s intriguing… she went by several engaging stages in her life—particularly in Dishonored 2, her categorical emancipation arc is flattering most done, she’s paid her debts in a way. And we’re focusing on a some-more personal query that is where she wants to find her coach who now has a crazy agenda. Out of loyalty, she will lift on with his ambitions.”
Speaking to Billie’s mentor, we advise to Bakaba and Carrier that Michael Madsen’s voice feels finished for a role. The span tell me that securing his services in a initial Dishonored diversion was rather of a surprise—particularly given both Bakaka and Carrier are fans of his work. But notwithstanding Madsen’s professionalism and suitability, Bakaba suggests that operative with celebrities, while nice, can be some-more difficult than operative with obtuse famous actors.
“They might have they possess luminary and universe and infrequently it only doesn’t compare with yours,” says Bakaba. Carrier interjects: “Actually in Dishonored we had to change a impression since a behaving of a luminary was not relating a character. I’m not going to contend who. It was a really cold actor and really cold acting, though it only didn’t compare a character.”
As for a Dishonored timeline post-Death of a Outsider, it doesn’t seem Arkane is utterly finished with Dunwall and over only yet.
“The Outsider is really executive to Dishonored of course, but, for example, in this final game, he’s not a one giving a energy to Billie in a same approach that he did with a other ones,” says Carrier. “Maybe this outlines a finish for a Outsider though that doesn’t meant it’s a finish of The Void. It’s a finish of this Void, though a Outsider is deputy of his Void. The Void as a whole will however always exist.
“People tend to consider that a Outside is God and if we kill God afterwards all ends. That’s not a case. We’re really trustworthy to a IP, we adore it, and a finish of a Outsider is some-more like a finish of this era. It’s some-more like they are trustworthy to him in a approach and finale his storyline is finale this period. We don’t know what we’re going to do after that, though it doesn’t meant that it’s a end.”
Dishonored 2’s Death of a Outisder is due Sep 15. In a meantime, check out Ian Birnbaum’s hands-on during QuakeCon that includes difference from Arkane’s Harvey Smith.