The world of video games is in mourning after confirming the death of one of the great programmers who cemented the development of the industry in the United Kingdom and whose work was related to PlayStation for many years thanks to a studio and a franchise that were successful in their respective moments.
John Gibson died, part of the history of Psygnosis and MotorStorm
According to information from Time Extension, British programmer John Gibson passed away this weekend, ending a 40-year history in video games. The creative began his journey through gaming in the 1980s when he joined the ranks of the Liverpool, England-based studio Imagine Software, participating in the development of Molar Maul that was released in 1983 for the ZX Spectrum. Then, in 1984, he co-founded Denton Designs, and later that decade he founded his own development company, John Gibson Software Designer.
I’ve just heard the awful news that legendary games developer John Gibson has died. From the early days at Imagine Software, through Denton Designs, Psygnosis, Warthog and Evolution Studios, John was a stalwart of the games industry for 40 years. RIP “Grandad”. pic.twitter.com/BXQOWMkL2c“Lord Asse!” 🕹️ (@Lord_Arse) July 23, 2023
Sad to hear that British programming pioneer John Gibson has passed on. He had an incredible career working at Imagine and Denton Designs early on, and later at Psygnosis and Sony Europe. His game credits span decades, from Zzoom to Drive Club. An amazing contribution to gaming. pic.twitter.com/QJjVQAM3FF— Jaz Rignall (@JazRignall) July 23, 2023
In 1990, John Gibson joined Psygnosis, a British studio that was bought by PlayStation in 1998. During that decade, the creative participated as a programmer on several games for the studio before joining the ranks of PlayStation at the beginning of the new century. As part of Sony Computer Entertainment, John Gibson was involved as a programmer for 2 games in the World Rally Championship franchise and later the creator of the cult extreme racing game series MotorStorm where he served as a programmer from the first installment in 2006 until 2012’s MotorStorm RC. His last credited work is programming Drive Club. Rest in peace. Editorial Source: Gaming / Facebook / Twitter / YouTube / Instagram / News / Discord /Telegram / Google News