The entertainment industry has reason to mourn. Throughout the morning of today, September 2, 2021, we have reported the death of the actors Michael K. Williams and Jean-Paul Belmondo. However, the bad news does not end there. George Mawle, a former developer at Santa Monica Studio, has passed away. The causes of death are unknown. Your old partner, Mihir Sheth, has shared a thread on Twitter in which he communicates the news.
Like many others throughout his 20+ year career in game development, I sat next to or near George everyday for over five years, have worked with him through thick and thin, and have been hit hard by the shocking news.
— Mihir Sheth (@youtheremehere) September 4, 2021
“Like many others throughout his 20+ year career in game development, I sat next to or near George every day for over five years, working with him through thick and thin, and The shocking news has affected me a lot. He left Sony Santa Monica many months ago, but his voice and his jovial, very English spirit had filled the studio since joining in late 2013. During his time with us, he won the hearts of the design team by sharing his passion for ” the new “and improving what was possible.
And SMS [Santa Monica Studio] worked on Kratos’ weapons, navigation, RPG systems, combat AI behavior, scripting system enhancements to empower designers, and MUCH more. He was a veteran of the team who played a very important role in closing the game and solving the errors.
There is much more I can say, as I am sure is the case with many other people that you have worked with. I would like others to share it in the comments. Games are made by people, and we’ve all lost a great person on Thursday. We will miss you, great.“