Fans may have discovered Blizzard's plans to memorialize actor Robin Williams in World of Warcraft by examining an upcoming expansion to the game.
Gaming site Wowhead discovered three character models named "Robin " in the upcoming Warlords of Draenor expansion for the massively multiplayer online game. One appeared to be a genie, a fitting tribute to Williams' role in Aladdin.
The other models include a man and an older woman — a possible Mrs. Doubtfire reference — both named "Robin".
A petition requesting Blizzard to create a memorial in Williams' honor in WoW, one of the late actor's favorite games, was created shortly after his death, and received more than 10,000 signatures in 24 hours. Williams was particularly fond of playing video games, and spoke about his World of Warcraft in many interviews.
Blizzard was quick to respond to the fans via Twitter.
.@robinwilliams Thank you. You gave us so much joy in our lives, and we hope you enjoyed your time in our world. We’ll see you in-game.— World of Warcraft (@Warcraft) August 13, 2014
Blizzard has not confirmed if the models found by Wowhead are related to Williams.
Tags: ENTERTAINMENT, GAMING, ROBIN WILLIAMS 1951-2014, WORLD OF WARCRAFT