Star Trek Online To Honor Leonard Nimoy With In-Game Spock Memorial

Jason Winter
By Jason Winter, News Editor
Share:

STO Spock

Many people are honoring legendary actor Leonard Nimoy, who passed away on Friday, even though very few had the chance to interact with him directly. Cryptic Studios was one of the lucky few organizations who were lucky enough to work with Nimoy, who did voiceover work for Star Trek Online, and its tribute to Nimoy and his iconic character, Mr. Spock, will be implemented in the game this week.

At the end of a long forum thread requesting it, Star Trek Online Executive Producer Steve Ricossa confirmed on the STO forums that the dev team would be an in-game memorial to Nimoy and his Spock character with the March 5 patch.

"In this way, we hope to keep his memory as alive in our game as he is in all of our hearts."

It's not the first time an MMO has paid tribute to a deceased actor. Last year, Blizzard added a Robin Williams-inspired genie NPC; Williams was known to have been a devoted WoW player. Many other MMOs have often paid tribute to deceased celebrities and everyday players.

Share:
Got a news tip? Contact us directly here!

About the Author

Jason Winter
Jason Winter, News Editor
Jason Winter is a veteran gaming journalist, he brings a wide range of experience to MMOBomb, including two years with Beckett Media where he served as the editor of the leading gaming magazine Massive Online Gamer. He has also written professionally for several gaming websites.

Discussion (3)

commanderhavoc 7 years ago
Let us all remember this wonderful man for how much he contributed to our lives and that of his friends with his wonderful personality.
And never forget Kirk's eulogy in Wrath of Khan.
"We are assembled here today to pay final respects to our honored dead. And yet it should be noted that in the midst of our sorrow, this death takes place in the shadow of new life, the sunrise of a new world; a world that our beloved comrade gave his life to protect and nourish. He did not feel this sacrifice a vain or empty one, and we will not debate his profound wisdom at these proceedings. Of my friend, I can only say this: of all the souls I have encountered in my travels, his was the most... human."

noah 7 years ago
first one to write wooooo

View 1 reply

Read Next

Hearthstone Patch Teases Blackrock Mountain Content Update, Three New Card Backs

Hearthstone Patch Teases Blackrock Mountain Content Update, Three New Card Backs

The latest patch for Hearthstone contains a few interesting bits about possible future content, if you know where to look. According to Hearthpwn, Intrepid dataminers have uncovered info on three new card backs, titled Molt...

By Jason Winter - 7 years ago

You May Enjoy

UPDATED: Say Goodbye To Your Progress: Bungie Gets Some Backlash On Hotfix That Will Roll Back Destiny 2 Player Accounts

UPDATED: Say Goodbye To Your Progress: Bungie Gets Some Backlash On Hotfix That Will Roll Back Destiny 2 Player Accounts

What started as a way of fixing things ended up shaving off hours of playtime.

By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
Go Figure, Someone’s Leaked The Final Phase Of FFXIV's The Omega Protocol Ultimate

Go Figure, Someone’s Leaked The Final Phase Of FFXIV's The Omega Protocol Ultimate

The World’s First Race just got a lot faster.

By QuintLyn Bowers - 3 days ago
Breaking From Typical MMORPGs: Looking Back At Broken Ranks One Year Later

💣 Feature | Breaking From Typical MMORPGs: Looking Back At Broken Ranks One Year Later

A lot can change in a year, but has Broken Ranks hit its stride yet?

By Troy Blackburn - 1 week ago
Game Design Spotlight #25: A Look At Stance Dancing In MMORPGs And Its Eventual Demise Across Mainstream Games

💣 Feature | Game Design Spotlight #25: A Look At Stance Dancing In MMORPGs And Its Eventual Demise Across Mainstream Games

Streamlined gameplay experiences impact combat's most complex and high-risk aspects.

By Anthony Jones - 5 days ago
CWA Withdraws Request For Unionization Vote At Proletariat; Blames CEO's "Confrontational Tactics" Causing Unfair Election

CWA Withdraws Request For Unionization Vote At Proletariat; Blames CEO's "Confrontational Tactics" Causing Unfair Election

A dicey situation just got worse for Proletariat workers.

By Anthony Jones - 6 days ago
Skull And Bones Pre-Orders Have Suddenly Been Auto-Refunded On The Playstation Store

Skull And Bones Pre-Orders Have Suddenly Been Auto-Refunded On The Playstation Store

While pre-orders can no longer be made, the game can still be added to a user's wishlist.

By Aspen Pash - 1 week ago