A serious bereavement has hit the world of video games: Ian Richardson died suddenly at the age of 53 .
In addition to holding significant roles in Ocean Europress, Gremlin and Rage during the 1990s, Richardson is known for being the Business Development Director for development studio Sumo Digital , also known for games such as LittleBigPlanet 3 em>.
Richardson is also known for raising a large amount of funds for the charity SpecialEffect , of which he was also an ambassador.
«Sumo has lost one of its brightest stars. Disappeared suddenly and too soon, our thoughts are directed to his family and to all those who loved him », reads the message of condolence issued by Sumo Digital.
«Many of you knew him, he was a wonderful person, as well as caring, kind and very loved throughout the industry . The manifestation of emotion on social media, via e-mail and in the calls we received over the weekend from his friends all over the world, testify to his character and his position in a sector to which he has almost belonged since ‘start » the press release continues (via GameIndustry ).
And again, «he was frequently seen at the bar at the end of the day, with a glass of chardonnay in his hand and always with a history of sector to tell ”.
“The loss of Ian leaves a huge void in Sumo Digiral, in the industry and in all of us who have been lucky enough to consider him a true friend. We will miss him very much. »
«We hope to see you all again soon and toast together in honor of him », closes Sumo.
Ian Richardson’s disappearance seems to be due to natural causes. He leaves his four children Steff, Britt, Miles and Isobel, as well as his beloved partner Nikki Thurston .
The editorial staff of Gameshift joins the pain of all family members for the disappearance of Ian.
Sumo Digital have been linked several times to the development of Dead Island 2 , a game that has currently disappeared from the radar but whose work should be in the hands of Dambuster Studios.
The British team recently brought Hood: Outlaws & Legends to market, a darker interpretation of the classic Robin Hood legend based entirely on the multiplayer component.
The team is also known to PS5 users for the fun Sackboy A Great Adventure, a title familiar to those who loved LittleBigPlanet also designed for all platformers.
If you want to recover Sumo Digital’s Sackboy A Big Adventure, take advantage of this offer on Amazon.