World of Warcraft to Memorialize Robin Williams
"You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world," Blizzard says about the late actor who enjoyed the game; plans revealed for a Robin Williams NPC.
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It was well-known that Robin Williams enjoyed video games, including MMO World of Warcraft. Now, developer Blizzard Entertainment has spoken out to pay homage to the late comedian and also reveal plans to memorialize him in the game.
"Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We'll see you in-game," reads a tweet from the World of Warcraft account directed at Williams.
Blizzard's statement came after fans launched a Change.org petition calling on the developer to create a Robin Williams World of Warcraft NPC. The line "We'll see you in-game" suggests that Blizzard is in fact creating a character based on the acclaimed actor and comedian.
"Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian," reads a line from the petition. "Many have expressed a wish to this character perform some of Williams' best jokes within the Worlds End Tavern, so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing."
The creator of the Change.org petition, Jacob Holgate, writes that he has spoken with Blizzard about creating a Robin Williams NPC, and they have assured him that the character "will be handled with great care." We'll have more details as they become available.
Williams was found dead in his California home on Monday in an apparent suicide.