There's a bit of sad news coming out of Housemarque today: veteran Finnish developer Antti Kallioinen has passed away. Having worked in the industry for many years all around the world, Kallioinen joined the Resogun developer in 2012 in order to serve as the Art Lead on its upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Alienation.
"Antti Kallioinen passed away suddenly at the age of 42 on 24th February," a reflective blog post by the studio states. "At the time of his death, Antti was finalising Alienation together with the rest of the crew as the Art Lead of the team." The title will release on 26th April, making this news all the more poignant.
"Antti is survived by his partner and family. His co-workers and colleagues here at Housemarque want to offer their condolences to all," the blog post concludes. "Let the good memories of Antti live on." We'd, obviously, like to extend our thoughts to Kallioinen's family, friends, and work colleagues as well.
Very sad news, he looks in good health in that photo... I hope this wasn't drug related :/
Sad news indeed.so young.
@DominicanGlory it's a little bit presumptuous to suggest the guy was taking drugs.
@Bazza78 I said I hope it's not drug related, what's wrong with that?
Sad news. RIP.
Damn, that's really sad.
My thoughts go out to his family and friends.
That is terrible way to young i wish the family all the strenght to get through this terrible time.
Whys this only just become news, was a fair while ago ? Sad, however which way he died anyway, 42 is no age. I hope the game is suitable reminder of his talents. RIP Antti
Sad times, 42 is very young to die. RIP, hopefully the game does you proud.
@Dan_ozzzy189 Perhaps they wanted to keep it private first.
@DominicanGlory There is literally ZERO evidence or indication this was drug related, why would you even bring that into the conversation? And the first comment no less, tasteless and classless mate. My father passed suddenly last year at the young age of 51, and I can attest to how hard it is to deal with the death of a loved one when it is unexpected and at an age that seems to young. Condolences to his family and friends.
I am 42 years old, so this hits hard. I didn't know the guy, but 42 is way to young to die. I love life and I love gaming, so I'm very sad to hear of his passing. All the best to his family and friends.
No details? Heart attack? Car accident? Gunpei yokoi, inventor of the gameboy, was killed in a car accident.
@get2sammyb that's totally understandable.
Sammy, much prefer if you can delete the posts of the gouls wondering about the details of his passing.
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