Elite: Dangerous Honors Sir Terry Pratchett With Unique Starport

Fantasy author immortalized in PC space sim with "Pratchett's Disc Starport," available now through latest patch.


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Image credit: Eurogamer
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Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett, the creator of the Discworld series who died last week, is being immortalized in PC space simulation game Elite: Dangerous.

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Developer Frontier has introduced a new starport to the game dedicated to the acclaimed author, who passed away last week at 66 after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.

"Pratchett's Disc Starport" was added to Elite: Dangerous Thursday as part of the 1.2.05 update.

Executive producer Michael Brookes shared an image of the starport and a reflection of what Pratchett meant to developers at Frontier.

"At Frontier we have a great many Pratchett fans on staff and we were all saddened to learn of his passing," Brookes told Eurogamer. "The sentiment was reflected by our community so we felt it would be right to remember him in Elite: Dangerous."

Elite: Dangerous also recently celebrated the life of Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy with an in-game memorial following his death late last month.

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