Late Producer Receives Middle Earth Shadow of War Tribute Though Forthog
A Middle Earth Shadow of War tribute was made by Warner Bros. Interactive for one of their late producers. They did this by adding the Forthog Orcslayer, which is one of the unstoppable warriors of the game.
On March 3, 2016, Mike “Forthog” Forgey lost his battle with cancer. This was during the development of Middle Earth Shadow of War. He was one of the leading developers of Middle Earth Shadow of Mordor and was able to work on titles like Gears of War, Fable, Conker, and Perfect Zero.
In order to keep their friend’s legacy alive, the development team in Monolith Production made the decision to add the Forthog Orcslayer in the game. The “legendary Forthog Orcslayer is our way to continue having Mike leap into battle and save us when we’re down,” said the development team. Forthog Orcslayer is an “unstoppable warrior who saves Mordor’s mightiest heroes at their moment of great need.”
For every Forthog Orcslayer that is purchased in the US for $ 4.99, Warner Brothers Interactive Entertainment will donate $3.50 to Forgey’s family as announced in Steam.
Forgey had a fundraiser set up for him on YouCaring for the target amount of $300,000 supposed to be for his medical treatment. However he succumbed to his sickness, the fundraiser reached $100,000.
Preorder for Forthog Orcslayer is now available on Steam. Middle Earth Shadow of War will release on October 10, 2017, for PC, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One.