Elite honours Pratchett with space station
March 19, 2015 // 10:24 a.m.
Elite: Dangerous has introduced a memorial to the late Sir Terry Pratchett in the form of a disc shaped space station.
The digital monument to the Discworld author was spotted in the patch notes of a recent update. Update 1.2.05 included a patch note simply stating that Pratchett's disc station had been added to the game.
Talking to Eurogamer, Elite devs Frontier Developments said it felt it appropriate due to the number of Pratchett fans in the Elite community and on the development team itself.
'We have a great many Pratchett fans on staff and we were all saddened to learn of his passing,' Frontier executive producer Michael Brookes told Eurogamer. 'The sentiment was reflected by our community so we felt it would be right to remember him in Elite: Dangerous.'
Pilots wanting to make the journey and pay the station a visit will find it in system HIP 74290.
Pratchett's disc station is the second memorial station Elite had added this month, following a spaceport named after Leonard Nimoy.