Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier has added a new starport to the space game that celebrates the life of Terry Pratchett.
Last week Sir Terry died aged 66 after a long battle with Alzheimer's disease.
Many in the gaming community took to social networks to express their sadness at Pratchett's passing, and how much his work had meant to them. Now, Frontier has immortalised the acclaimed author of the Discworld fantasy series with a starport set within the Elite: Dangerous universe.
Elite: Dangerous' servers went down today as update 1.2.05 was applied to the game. Amid the patch notes was the following:
- Added Pratchett's Disc starport.
We got in touch with Frontier to find out more, and to obtain the screenshot, above.
"At Frontier we have a great many Pratchett fans on staff and we were all saddened to learn of his passing," executive producer Michael Brookes told Eurogamer.
"The sentiment was reflected by our community so we felt it would be right to remember him in Elite: Dangerous.
"For me personally, Terry Pratchett was one of very few authors whose books I could buy without needing to read a review or even ask what the story was about. His talent for social commentary, humour, unforgettable characters and vivid worlds not only provided joy as a reader, but inspiration as a writer."