Elite: Dangerous Immortalizes Carrie Fisher in New Update

Published: January 2, 2017 11:27 AM /


Carrie Fisher Princess Leia

With the death of Star Wars' legendary actress Carrie Fisher, 2016 came to a somewhat depressing close. Fisher, who was most known for her role as Princess Leia in the original Star Wars trilogy and reprising the role in 2015's ' Star Wars: The Force Awakens', passed away on December 27, a mere 4 days after she experienced a heart attack on a flight bound for Los Angeles. The 60-year old movie star and writer leaves behind a legacy unlike any other and was adored by a great many people because of her work.

Because of her ties to science fiction, players of space simulator Elite: Dangerous have been advocating for a memorial to be included in the game, a request developer Frontier Developments is more than willing to indulge in.

Sad news indeed - a 'Fisher's Rest' outpost will be added to the game in the 2.3 release.

-Michael Brookes, Elite: Dangerous Executive Producer

This will mark the second time a science fiction legend gets a memorial in Elite: Dangerous. Frontier Developments already renamed a station within the game after Leonard Nimoy, who passed away in early 2015.

Players of Bioware's Star Wars: The Old Republic have also asked for a tribute to Carrie Fisher to be included in the game. This seems unlikely from a narrative standpoint because the events in the free-to-play MMO take place thousands of years before the events in the original Star Wars movies. This hasn't stopped the players from traveling to Alderaan and holding a lightsaber vigil for Fisher at House Organa, which belongs to Princess Leia's forebears.

Carrie Fisher was an accomplished biographer in her own right, writing about her own obituary in her 2008 book 'Wishful Drinking', saying that "I want it reported that I drowned in moonlight, strangled by my own bra."

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Chris Anderson
| Staff Writer

I've been playing games since I was just barely able to walk so I might as well write about them.