Saints Row modder and Volition group developer Mike Watson, aka IdolNinja, has died


Mike Watson, aka IdolNinja, Saints Row super-modder and the senior group developer main the Saints Row 2 patch mission at Volition, died this morning, as confirmed by former Volition worker Ryan McCabe on Resetera. Watson had stage 4 most cancers, and the sickness led to him stepping down from his place as Volition’s group supervisor in Might. He continued engaged on the Saints Row 2 patch mission, nonetheless, writing that “it’s 100% my option to spend my final days contributing to it. Each Volition and Deep Silver have been extremely supportive and have at all times given me the chance to go away the mission with a solemn vow to ensure it will get completed with out me.”

Watson earned his fame because the grasp modder of Saints Row with a mission that fastened lots of the PC port’s points known as Gents of the Row, lengthy thought of important by gamers. He was additionally liable for the Sandbox+ mod for Saints Row: The Third, a number of parts of megamod compilation Issues To Do In Steelport, a number of mods for Saints Row 4, and extra. His ardour for the sequence earned him a group supervisor place at Saints Row studio Volition, and noticed him take the lead on an official patch for Saints Row 2, utilizing the supply code—thought misplaced till it was rediscovered in 2019—to revive it much more fully than his mod was capable of.

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