The late Robin Williams is to be immortalised as a character in World of Warcraft, following a petition on Change.org which asked for his inclusion into the game.
The petition goes on to emphasise just how big of a fan of the game Williams was, saying that he “took his World of Warcraft characters very serious [sic].”
“He often joked about his WoW addiction but also about the reactions he’d get from other gamers when he admits he plays the game. Because of his presence within our community, we the players of World of Warcraft are asking Blizzard to kindly create an NPC within the game that memorializes the actor/comedian.” The petition asked that the character who is a tribute to Williams perform some of his best jokes, “so that he may continue making us smile long after his passing.”
When asked on Twitter if he had seen the petition, Technical Game Designer Chad Nervigg replied “Yes. We’re taking care of it.”
Robin Williams was a known fan of gaming, having even named his daughter Zelda after the titular character in Nintendo’s hugely popular franchise.