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Sir Terry Pratchett is remembered in Elite: Dangerous through a Discworld space station

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Fantasy author Sir Terry Pratchett is being commemorated by game developer Frontier Developments with the addition of a new "Pratchett's Disc" starport in Elite: Dangerous, executive producer Michael Brookes told Eurogamer.

You can have a glimpse at the new addition below, which shows the disc-like station based on Pratchett's much-loved Discworld novels.

"At Frontier we have a great many Pratchett fans on staff and we were all saddened to learn of his passing," said Brookes. "The sentiment was reflected by our community so we felt it would be right to remember him in Elite: Dangerous."

Pratchett passed away earlier this month. The author was diagnosed with posterior cortical atrophy, an atypical form of Alzheimer's disease that causes the loss and dysfunction of brain cells at ages much earlier than those usually associated with dementia.

In 2012, Pratchett announced that he would be leaving the future of the Discworld in the hands of his daughter and fellow writer, Rhianna Pratchett, who may be more familiar to the public as the writer behind Heavenly Sword and 2013's Tomb Raider.

An Orbis space station in Elite Dangerous, dedicated to the author Sir Terry Pratchett. Image: Frontier Developments