Cryptic Studios has made plans to erect an official in-game memorial in ‘Star Trek Online’ devoted to Leonard Nimoy, the actor known for portraying Spock who had recently passed away at age 83.

The memorial is set to appear in ‘Star Trek Online’ following its scheduled maintenance on March 5. As of writing, not much else has been revealed in terms of how it will look or where exactly it will be located.

In a post on the official ‘Star Trek Online’ forums, executive producer Steve Ricossa expressed his condolences to the family and friends of Nimoy. He also commented further on the decision to erect the online memorial devoted to Spock and Nimoy.

“In this way, we hope to keep his memory as alive in our game as he is in all of our hearts,” Ricossa stated. “LLAP.”

When the recent news of Nimoy’s passing reached the ‘Star Trek’ community, fans mourned the loss of one the series’ most iconic actors. According to a post on Reddit, it even reached the community of players on ‘Star Trek Online’ where nearly 1,000 players gathered together on the in-game world of Spock’s home planet of Vulcan to pay their respects to Nimoy. While the amount of players isn’t a lot when compared to an MMORPG like ‘World of Warcraft’, the population of ‘Star Trek Online’ is a bit smaller, featuring 2.5 million accounts with 3.8 million characters played by them.

Nimoy actually voiced Spock in ‘Star Trek Online’, as well as providing other narration for the MMORPG. This past January marks the game’s fifth year online. A sample of his work on the game can be watched in the video below.

‘Star Trek Online’ is an MMORPG developed by Cryptic Studios, a developer known mostly for their work on the ‘City of Heroes/Villains’ series and ‘Champions Online’.  It was initially developed by a studio called Perpetual Entertainment. However, when that studio went bankrupt in 2008, development was handed to Cryptic Studios, who then finished the game and released it in 2010.

The Leonard Nimoy memorial is scheduled to go up in ‘Star Trek Online’ after its scheduled maintenance on March 5.

Source: ‘Star Trek Online’ 1, 2, Reddit