Vladimir Ezhov died while defending the city of Bakhmut from Russian forces, according to reports
Unfortunately, the armed conflict between Russia and Ukraine that broke out at the beginning of this year is still going on. Although this situation has its origin in political, military and social issues, videogames have seen many effects in recent months: from delays to project cancellations. Unfortunately, developers have already lost their lives.
THE WAR BETWEEN RUSSIA AND UKRAINE TOOK THE LIFE OF A DEVELOPER
This week, the news broke of the sensitive death of Vladimir Ezhov, a developer who worked at the Ukrainian studio GSC Game World and who participated in the production of titles such as Alexander (2004), Cossacks 2 (2005), Heroes of Annihilated Empires (2006 ) and STALKER: Clear Sky (2008).
The unfortunate death was confirmed by Viacheslav Yezhov, a relative of the developer, through a post on Facebook. In his message, he claimed that his brother lost her life while defending Ukraine from Russian forces.
You never fully understand pain until it touches you or your loved ones (…) Today, my brother, father of 2 children, faithful friend and sincere heart, died while defending Ukraine. He used to say that a happy future for our children is forged through the struggle that the Ukrainian people are waging today. I hope you get to a better world, brother,” Viacheslav Yezhov posted on his Facebook account.
Reports indicate that Vladimir Ezhov lost his life in Bakhmut, a city in Ukraine disputed by both sides of the armed conflict due to its great strategic importance.
Due to his great work during his stay at GSC Game World, Vladimir Ezhov was immortalized in STALKER: Call of Pripyat (2008). Specifically, Loki, a character in the game, has the appearance of the developer.
Unfortunately, the conflict between the two nations has already claimed the lives of more people who worked in the video game industry. A few months ago, we told you about the unfortunate case of Andrii Korzinkin, an animator who worked at 4A Games and who participated in the development of the post-apocalyptic FPS Metro Exodus .
We at The game spoof send our condolences to the family, friends and loved ones of Vladimir Ezhov. Likewise, we wish that he finds peace in his last rest.