We are saddened to learn of the passing of former Retro Studios employee Andy O’Neil, a former Technical Engineer who worked on Metroid Prime, Metroid Prime 2: Echoes and Metroid Prime 3: Corruption. Andy passed away on Monday, June 10, 2019 at his home in Austin, Texas. He was 47 years old.
Andy’s work on the Prime series included (but was not limited to) Samus’s Morph Ball movement, various weapon effects and split-screen multiplayer in Metroid Prime 2: Echoes. After he parted ways with Retro Studios, he went on to co-found Bluepoint Games with Marco Thrush, who have remastered several notable titles including the God of War and Uncharted franchises. Their most recent release has been a remaster of Shadow of the Colossus for PlayStation 4.
On behalf of the team at Shinesparkers, we offer our condolences to Andy’s family and friends during this difficult time, and will remember him for the work he contributed to the Metroid series.
Source: Games Industry