Emile Morel is a game designer and has worked on Rayman Legends for 14 years with Ubisoft. Before his time with Ubisoft, he worked as a designer at Eden Games on various titles like Test Drive Unlimited 2 and 2008’s Alone in the Dark. Today, it was reported that he passed away at the age of 40. Various colleagues have shared their condolences online and paid tribute.
“A cherished colleague for over a decade at Ubisoft Montpellier, we laughed and wept through good times and bad, and shipped a lot great games together,” former colleague M. Gabrielle Shrager wrote on LinkedIn. “Emile was so very proud of Beyond Good and Evil 2, the Space Monkeys and his teammates. He will be sorely missed.”
“You’ve been such a great and kind partner during all these years at Ubisoft. I’m grateful to have worked with you on so many projects,” wrote Ubisoft Montpellier producer Greg Hermittant.
“Even through the most difficult times, you always remained the caring and supportive person you were with your beautiful positive mind. But the most important is the wonderful moments we had. With no doubts Rayman Legends is my best memory. I will miss our private jokes and imitations.
“You will miss Beyond Good & Evil. Be assured we will continue your work.”