he video game industry is in mourning. Jens Hauch, who worked as a technical artist on games like Halo Infinite and Guild Wars 2 , passed away at the age of 46.
The news was shared by members of 343 Industries, who used social media to mourn the death of their colleague. The causes of the death of the developer who worked for more than 20 years in the video game industry are unknown, but his death is said to have been on March 29 and was “unexpected and sudden.”
To support Hauch’s family, members of 343 Industries started a money drive . All proceeds will go to Hauch’s wife and children so that they do not have problems with any urgent need, as well as with funeral expenses.
“Jens was a very dear member of our 343 Industries family and we will miss his warmth and generous spirit … and his beaming smile,” said Robert Semsey of 343 Industries.
In case you did not know Hauch, we tell you that he had a career of more than 20 years in the video game industry as a technical artist and ambient artist. Much of his career was spent as a member of the ArenaNet team working on Guild Wars 2 , but he recently joined 343 Industries to work on Halo Infinite .
At LEVEL UP we send our condolences to Hauch’s family and loved ones. Also, we wish the developer peace on their final break.