Elite: Dangerous developer Frontier Developments has added a tribute to late author Terry Pratchett to their space exploration sim. The creator of the Discworld series died on 12 March after a lengthy battle with Alzheimer's disease.
A new space port called Pratchett's Disc has been added to the PC game which you can see in the screenshot above. Speaking to Eurogamer, executive producer Michael Brookes said: "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."
Sir Terence David John "Terry" Pratchett was a prolific British author and in 2009 was knighted in recognition for his services to literature. His comic fantasy works, which notably included the Discworld series spanning 40 novels, were beloved by legions of fans across the globe. His passing leaves the world less talented, but undoubtedly more creatively inspired.
He is survived by a wife and daughter Rhianna Pratchett, herself a video game script writer who has worked on games such as Tomb Raider and Mirror's Edge.
Discworld was subject of a video game in 1995. Released on PC, PlayStation and Sega Saturn, the point and click adventure included the voice talent of Eric Idle, Rob Brydon and Tony Robinson. Pratchett himself also cameoed.
The game was met with mixed but generally positive reviews, receiving a 8.5/10 score from EGM.