Creators of the MMO Star Trek Online have revealed plans to create a permanent memorial to live in the game in honor of the late Leonard Nimoy. Nimoy, who played the iconic role of Spock and voiced the character in the game, passed away friday at the age of 83.
Polygon points out that the game’s executive producer Steve Ricossa announcement the memorial on the STO forums. Offering his condolences to the friends and fans of Nimoy, Ricoss said, “…We want to make sure we never forget the cultural impact of the man or the character he played. To that end, the Star Trek Online team will implement a standing in-game memorial to Spock and Leonard Nimoy…”
The memorial will appear in the game following regularly scheduled maintenance on March 5th. “In this way, we hope to keep his memory as alive in our game as he is in all of our hearts. LLAP,” Ricossa concluded.
Players of Star Trek Online themselves held a spontaneous vigil following the announcement of Nimoy’s death. At least 1,000 players simultaniously traveled to the digitalized world of Vulcan to honor the actor. Reddit user MrMorlonelycat captured the image below from the game. (Note that a limited number of players appear in each “instance”, of which there were 15 to 20, which is why you only see a few characters below.)