Star Citizen, Elite: Dangerous To Honor Leonard Nimoy
"I think it's safe to say that Mr. Nimoy was an inspiration to all of us on the team."
Developers behind Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous, two of the leading spacebound video games, have announced plans to pay their respects to Star Trek actor Leonard Nimoy, who died Friday at the age of 83. This follows an in-game memorial for Nimoy last week in Star Trek Online.
"No petition necessary," wrote Star Citizen community manager Ben Lesnick. "I think it's safe to say that Mr. Nimoy was an inspiration to all of us on the team, both acting as Spock and because of his core, kind humanity. We will find an appropriate way to honor him."
Meanwhile, Elite: Dangerous producer executive producer Michael Brookes confirmed that his space game, too, will honor the iconic actor. "Just a heads up that there'll be a Nimoy Memorial station added in the Wings update (1.2), so the Yembo station is still open for other suggestions."
Developers behind both Star Citizen and Elite: Dangerous didn't reveal any images of their Nimoy tributes. But once more details are revealed, we'll have that information for you.
Nimoy died at his Los Angeles home last Friday. The cause of death was end-stage chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Nimoy had been hospitalized earlier in the week.
He played Spock in the original Star Trek series in the 1960s, later appearing in--and directing--some of the 1980s Star Trek movies. Nimoy also had a small role in J.J. Abrams' 2009's Star Trek reboot.
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