The developer, who was currently signed to Remedy Entertainment, enlisted to defend his country from the invading army.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has affected the country’s video game industry, such as GSC Game Studio , but obviously the greatest misfortune is the loss of human life. Many people have chosen to stay and defend Ukraine, putting their lives in danger; This has been the case of the animator Andrii Korzinkin, who worked on Metro Exodus and now we have learned that he died while performing a combat mission in the struggle for independence, sovereignty and territorial integrity of Ukraine.
Like other developers, Korzinkin decided to volunteer to fight against the Russian army. The news of his death has been given by Leonid Stepanov, who worked with him at 4A Games; then he went to Gunzilla Games and in the last month signed with Remedy Entertainment, creators of Control . ” A talented animator, an amazing person, a true hero . Rest in peace, friend. We will miss you,” Stepanov says on Twitter.
“Andrii was inspired by the work of Cory Barlog [creative director of Santa Monica Studio and director of the last God of War ]. He was impressed by the quality of direction and cinematography of God of War . He also liked the path of Barlog himself, he was an animator at the beginning of his professional journey. So, in addition to his skills as an animator, Andrii acquired other knowledge in development, design and programming, to one day create his dream project. Unfortunately this will no longer be possible “.
Vitalii Keda, another former teammate of Korzinkin’s at 4A Games, has posted a similar message on LinkedIn.