Forums - Gaming Discussion - Video Game developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game DLC

Shadow of War developer who died of cancer immortalised as an in-game orc slayer

Monolith executive producer Michael Forgey, who died from a brain tumour last year aged just 43-years-old, appears in Shadow of War as DLC character Forthog Orc-Slayer.

If you have the £3.99 DLC, Forthog will on occasion appear to one-hit kill whichever enemy the player character is up against. Think the Mysterious Stranger from the Fallout series.

Forgey, who was married with three children, was a music enthusiast who played in a band made up of Monolith staff called Orc Slayer. Accordingly, Forthog Orc-Slayer wields a devastating guitar axe, which you can see in the video below. (The song was written and performed by Forgey himself.)

WB Games will donate $3.50 of every Forthog Orc-Slayer purchase to the Forgey family through 31st December 2019, Monolith said.

 

 

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/2017-09-01-shadow-of-war-developer-who-died-of-cancer-immortalised-as-an-in-game-orc-slayer




'Video games are bad for you? That's what they said about rock-n-roll.'
-Shigeru Miyamoto

Around the Network

That's actually really cool... Reminds me of all of those people who died young that have been immortalized in WoW over the years. That they've managed to turn this particular DLC into a source of income for his family is just great.



While a nice idea I can't help but feel they've ruined it by making it a paid DLC, and while the idea of donating the money to the family is also a nice idea, the almost $2 disparity between the price charged and the amount donated also ruins that.



Bet Shiken that COD would outsell Battlefield in 2018. http://gamrconnect.vgchartz.com/post.php?id=8749702

Nice and it goes to supporting the family... Im okay with this.



I like this way of developers paying their respects. I remember when Battlefield 4 did the same and it was really nice :) something memorable for the players too.



Around the Network

That's cool of them. It's like the NPC's that look like Iwata and Robin Williams in Breath of the Wild.




Ka-pi96 said:
While a nice idea I can't help but feel they've ruined it by making it a paid DLC, and while the idea of donating the money to the family is also a nice idea, the almost $2 disparity between the price charged and the amount donated also ruins that.

That and it also appears as though the donations are US only, and limited to some regions within the US.  While the DLC will be available worldwide.

Just seems like marketing and profit arising from a developers death.



A thing of beauty, strength, and grace lies behind that whiskered face.

Typical scumbag WB, tryna profit off a cancer victim. Sure the donations are nice but why the f are WB taking such a large cut.



ktay95 said:
Typical scumbag WB, tryna profit off a cancer victim. Sure the donations are nice but why the f are WB taking such a large cut.

What am I missing? It's 4 for the DLC and they are donating 3.5 of that ... they are only keeping 12.5% ... or an eighth



This is really touching. Does anyone know if Iwata got something similar?