Robin Williams is supposed to be immortalized in a video game. The much loved star, who sadly took his own life will be in the World of Warcraft., which is a massively multiplayer online role-playing game (MMORPG). The legendary star of many movies such as Mrs. Doubtfire and Jumanji will have a tribute played to him in their game by including a reference to him.
An online petition was created in the wake of Williams’ death asking World of Warcraft’s creators, Blizzard Entertainment, to pay an in-game tribute to the actor, who was a fan of the video game series. The staff had earlier sent a tribute to Williams from their official Twitter account.
World of Warcraft is noted for paying tribute to fans of the game that have passed away, often with in-game statues or non-playable characters. The game’s lead designer Ion Hazzikostas has said a character will be based either on Williams himself or one of his many memorable roles.
The game is played by over six million people globally, and has a raft of celebrity fans, many of whom have appeared in its memorable advertising campaigns, such as Mr. T, William Shatner,
Ozzy Osbourne and Parks and Recreation star Aubrey Plaza. There are a multitude of pop-culture references within the game itself.
Williams was known for his love of video games, as he called his daughter after the heroine of Nintendo’s ‘Legend of Zelda’ series.
“It’s a sweet name and really kinda fits her, she’s really kinda magical,”
In an interview with Jimmy Fallon he said
He recently featured in a sweet advert for the Nintendo 3DS and ‘Legend of Zelda: Four Swords’ game alongside his daughter.