Final Fantasy 14 players are gathering together for vigils to honour one of the game’s voice actors, Stephen Critchlow, who died at the age of 54 earlier this week. He was known for his roles in various Doctor Who and Torchwood audio dramas, as well as voicing Bana in Xenoblade Chronicles 2 and providing additional voices in World of Warcraft’s Battle for Azeroth expansion.
To Final Fantasy 14 players, Critchlow was best known for his performance as Edmont de Fortemps in Heavensward, the game’s first expansion. His character serves as the narrator, telling the story through excerpts from his memoir. He’s fantastic in the role, and his narration and character’s importance is a huge element for many in what makes Heavensward so great.
In memory of Stephen Critchlow, the voice of Count Edmont de Fortemps, the FFXIV community on Mateus (and other data centers/worlds) has made a vigil in his honor. We will miss you and you will always be in our hearts, Stephen Critchlow. #FFXIV #FF14 pic.twitter.com/CKl0nuYgijSeptember 21, 2021