Star Trek Online, Star Citizen, and Elite plan Leonard Nimoy tributes

While players hold solemn vigils for the late, great Leonard Nimoy, MMO developers are working quickly to place tributes in-game to the actor who played Star Trek’s Spock.

“Everyone at Cryptic Studios was saddened to hear of his passing and we want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played,” posted Executive Producer Steve Ricossa. “To that end, the Star Trek Online team will implement a standing in-game memorial to Spock and Leonard Nimoy this Thursday March 5th with our regular weekly maintenance.”

Elite: Dangerous is making a spot for this sci-fi icon as well. “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,” wrote Executive Producer Michael Brookes.

Even Star Citizen’s devs had a touching word or two about Nimoy’s passing: “No petition necessary. 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.”

[Source Elite: Dangerous forums, Star Trek Online forums, Star Citizen forums. Thanks to Carl, Raku, and Cardboard for the tips!]
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Zennie
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Zennie

Rebel Engie Elirion Some do.

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Elirion
This actually made me think … our space MMOs should really give tribute to (or at least raise awareness of) the work of living, real astronauts and NASA, who are actually doing REAL work to make our fantasies a reality.
Somehow weave the efforts of these scientists and researches into the public conciousness through the games we play.

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Rebel Engie

Elirion Just relinking Terry Virt’s salute.

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Elirion
Yeah just the other day I noticed while kitten videos clock up millions of views, NASA vids are only in the low few thousands.
https://www.youtube.com/user/NASAtelevision/videos

Vikingr
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Vikingr

Estranged One way they can honor him in Star Citizen is to have a statue somewhere in the PU.

Like this: http://star-citizen.com.pl/wp-content/uploads/2015/01/Helios.jpg

jauffins
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jauffins

I love this. This is why MMO’s rock.

Hurbster
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Hurbster

LordOfBread Un-bloody believable. It’s true, some people will honestly insist on seeing bad in anything.

Karl_Hungus
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Karl_Hungus

SWTOR should do a tribute too, if only to troll the Trekkies.

Gylnne
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Gylnne

Grats to these developers for honoring and remembering someone who encouraged folks to shoot for the stars.

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Gylnne

cyanhide Wow talk about rude and mean.