Metroid Prime Senior Engineer Loses Fight With Cancer

Key Retro Studios team member dies at just 43 years of age

Mark Haigh-Hutchinson, an industry veteran who worked on all three best selling Metroid Prime titles, has succumbed to pancreatic cancer. He was just 43 years old.

Haigh-Hutchinson’s career dates back to the ‘80s, when he worked on games like Paperboy prior to joining Lucasarts. He helped produce Star Wars titles such as Dark Forces, Rebel Assault, Shadows of the Empire and Rogue Squadron.

More recently he worked as senior engineer at Retro Studios and played a significant role in the success of all three critically acclaimed Metroid Prime titles.

He leaves behind a wife and two daughters. Our thoughts are with his family at this difficult time, and hopefully his legacy will be a series of games that people can enjoy for decades to come.

[via uk.wii.ign.com]