George Mawle, a former gameplay engineer at Sony Santa Monica Studio who is credited with the handling behind God of War's Leviathan Axe and Blades of Chaos, sadly passed away last Thursday.
I can't speak for what a loss he would be to family & loved ones but as far as the video games industry, a Huge loss. What this guy made in terms of gameplay mechanic with those weapons is nothing short of genius. May you never be forgotten. RIP, Legend.
Well said. Rest in peace George Mawle.
That sucks. Even though he did not originally create the mechanics. Dark Sector accomplished it many years before With the "Glaive". https://m.youtube.com/watch... But it was nice to see it return in some form.
@zawepa Same concept true, but not at all the same achievement. The Leviathan axe is on a different level from a believability and mechanics complexity perspective. Dark Sector’s glaive would not have been acceptable in a God of War game. But very cool find, and also I remember really enjoying that game!
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Well Said, Indeed.... Condolences to his family & friends... May he rest in peace.
Bro created such a legendary weapon.
Condolences to his family. May he rest in peace.
Damn 😔 he’s with Odin now.
Man, he deserves more credit. The Leviathan Axe in GoW has gotta be one of the best weapons ever created in a video games. It felt so smooth and fluid, and was just a cool weapon. Like Thor's hammer, but in axe form.
Recalling the axe was so satisfying and never got old. Legendary.
It was a mini game in itself.
RIP Wouldn’t be surprised if they hid his name on the axe in runes in GOW Ragnarok
He should totally be in the second game in some way
I hope they do this. That axe was the gameplay hook for the game early on and made it stand out as probably the best Sony franchise. The narrative ties to the axe are super interesting. Respect, one of the most impactful digital items ever made.
He really doesn't seem that old. RIP. It would be nice if his contribution was honoured with an easter egg like that, and perhaps they could acknowledge his passing in the likely Ragnorok trailer on Thursday too.
RIP to a real legend. Brought joy to alot of people lives. You'll forever live on through these classics you helped create.
RIP George!! You will live on thru us gamers!
I never knew who he was or what he did but his passing made me really sad. That's how good of a work he did. Hope he rests in peace.
R.I.P. He crafted something truly incredible and iconic. I hope they honor him in some way in Ragnarok on the axe. He deserves it.
Rest in peace to the man. And thank you.
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