A final wish was granted for a dedicated Total War fan who wanted nothing more than to play Three Kingdoms before he passed away.
A user named TheMissingLink5 took to reddit last week with a post saying that his brother Robbie's last dying wish was to play Total War: Three Kingdoms. Robbie had been fighting with leukemia for the past several months, but complications arose within the past week, and doctors said he didn't have much time left.
Thanks to the power of online networking, the post came to the attention of Creative Assembly, who sent out a code so that Robbie could at last play the game ahead of its release on May 23. According to his brother, Robbie was absolutely thrilled by the response:
"When I told him the good news, he cried, and couldn’t believe this was happening. When I told him who sent it, he was so shocked. I then immediately got kicked out of the room to go home and download it since the internet at the hospital sucks. I should be back there in a hour and he cant wait to play!
"He wants to say his thanks to all of you for your support, it means a lot. And from me, I don’t know much about this game, just hear him always talking about it. To see the outpouring of support from all of you is truly touching. It means a ton to me and my family, thank you, thank you, thank you!"
In an email response given to PC Gamer, Creative Assembly said "It was a small thing to do on our part—sending out a review code via DM—but we sincerely hope it offered some comfort during such a difficult time."
The studio's small gesture seems to have been greatly appreciated. Robbie and his brother were able to play the game together, and Robbie reportedly spoke very excitedly about the many things he'd discovered in the new release. The two even went through reddit comments together, sharing smiles and laughs and expressing gratitude for the support shown to them by the gaming community.
Sadly, Robbie passed away just a few days later. At the end of the reddit post, his brother thanked the community for helping make Robbie's final wish come true: "I thank you all so much for everything these past 3 days, and the fact he was able to play his favorite game will always mean so much to me! Thank you!!!"
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That's a sad story. :(
That’s nice but depressing. I wonder what the last game I play will be.
DAMN that broke my heart, mega feels here.