Earlier this month, the science fiction community mourned the loss of Sir Terry Pratchett, the hugely-influential sci-fi author most well-known for the expansive Discworld novel series, with Elite: Dangerous developers Frontier Developments seeking to honor Pratchett’s memory in the stars forever in the best way they know.
Speaking with Eurogamer, Elite: Dangerous executive producer Michael Brookes detailed that the studio has added a new space station to honor the memory of Sir Terry Pratchett with “Pratchett’s Disc,” a new in-game starport based on Pratchett’s beloved series of novels. Brookes elaborated more on the team’s love and devotion to Pratchett’s work, and the motivation behind crafting the space station:
“At Frontier we have a great many Pratchett fans on staff and we were all saddened to learn of his passing. 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.”
Doing the same in the last few weeks with a special commemorative space station and planet named for Leonard Nimoy following the actor’s passing late last month, Frontier Developments again showed great compassion in honoring Sir Terry Pratchett after his passing this month.
Elite: Dangerous is currently available on PC, with a Mac release coming in Spring 2015 and an Xbox One release later this year – you can check out a screenshot of “Pratchett’s Disc” below in memory of Discworld author Sir Terry Pratchett.