Ian Hetherington, founder of UK-based developer Psygnosis and best known for the Wipeout and Lemmings video game series, has died. Hetherington was a prominent member of the UK video game development scene during the mid-80s to early 2000s and helped create several iconic titles for the original PlayStation. Wipeout series creator Nick Burcombe and composer Tim Wright announced his passing via Twitter.
Ian Hetherington… the man who kickstarted my career in games, and always had faith in my abilities, has sadly passed away. I’ll always be hugely grateful. My sincere and heartfelt condolences to his family.