Ubisoft game designer Emile Morel, who not too long ago took over as inventive director on Past Good and Evil 2, has died on the age of 40.

Morel’s demise was reported by game trade colleagues on LinkedIn (through IGN). “Relaxation in peace my pricey Emile Morel,” Ubisoft Montpellier producer Greg Hermittant wrote. “You’ve got been such an ideal and type companion throughout all these years at Ubisoft. I am grateful to have labored with you on so many initiatives.

“Even by means of probably the most troublesome instances, you at all times remained the caring and supportive individual you have been along with your stunning optimistic thoughts.”

“A cherished colleague for over a decade at Ubisoft Montpellier, we laughed and wept by means of good instances and unhealthy, and shipped rather a lot [of] nice video games collectively,” former Past Good and Evil 2 narrative director M. Gabreille Shrager wrote. “Emile was so very happy with Past Good and Evil 2, the Area Monkeys, and his teammates. He will probably be sorely missed.”

Morel joined Ubisoft in 2009, in line with his personal LinkedIn web page, where he labored on video games together with The Adventures of Tintin and Rayman Legends. Previous to that, he was at Eden Video games for almost 4 years, incomes design credit on Alone within the Darkish and Check Drive Limitless 2.

A Kotaku report from February mentioned Morel had been promoted to inventive director on Past Good and Evil 2 as the results of a shakeup at developer Ubisoft Montpellier, sparked by a labor investigation into excessive ranges of burnout and sick depart on the studio. He had beforehand served as affiliate inventive director on the venture, which has now been in improvement for greater than 15 years. 

“Be assured we are going to proceed your work,” Hermittant wrote.

A reason for demise has not been introduced. I’ve reached out to Ubisoft for remark and can update if I obtain a reply.