A less publicly recognized — but still incredibly important — member of the Daybreak team passed away this week. Dave “Sarge” Carter, who was most recently the lead animator for the zombie survival game H1Z1, spent 25 years in the industry. During that time, he worked on not just Daybreak products (although some players may have seen his work in PlanetSide 2) but other popular games such as Unreal Tournament, Borderlands, Saints Row, Doom 4, Red Faction, and Brothers in Arms.

News of his passing came via Twitter as those that have worked with Carter in the past and members of the Daybreak staff.

Former Daybreak CEO John Smedley also sent out a tweet calling Carter a “top-tier animator” and an “amazing teammate.” He also told Massively that Carter’s passing “really made [him] sad, noting that he was “amazing to work with”, and calling him “an optimist”.

Our thoughts go out to Carter’s family and friends, as well as everyone whose life he had even the smallest impact on while hanging out on this crazy globe.

QuintLyn is a long-time lover of all things video game related will happily talk about them to anyone that will listen. She began writing about games for various hobby sites a little over ten years ago and has taken on various roles in the games community. For the past five years she's been a writer at Gamebreaker TV.


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