[quote]Friends, we learned some very sad news this week. Iain Banks, a tremendously inspirational author for many of us at Bungie, has been diagnosed with terminal cancer. His open letter about his condition was clever and courageous, just what you would expect from the man who gave us the Culture series of books and so many other wonderful stories. If you haven’t ever read a book by Banks, or if you haven’t recently re-read your favorite, might we suggest: now would be a great time. And then, if you feel inspired, why not leave a message on his guestbook? Many of us at Bungie certainly will, offering thanks for all the joy he’s given us—and hope and comfort for his days ahead.
Be Brave, Iain. Love, Bungie.[/quote]
Bungie, now that Iain M. Banks has sadly passed away (9 June 2013), would it be possible, if not too late, for you to add a memorial to the man in Destiny's last city? I think he, with his customary good humour, wit and graciousness, would have gotten a kick out of this. Just an idea.
You could start by telling us his middle name.
Secondly, I think a small, easter egg-type memorial for him would be good, and I certainly know that Bungie isn't afraid to hide away references to employees and other people in their games.