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Obituary: Bethesda Softworks senior designer Ferret Baudoin has passed away

Baudoin worked at the studio for over a decade, working on franchises including Fallout and Starfield.

Chris Kerr

October 17, 2022

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Ferret Baudoin

Bethesda Softworks senior designer Ferret Baudoin has passed away. 

News of his passing was shared online by former Bethesda Game Studios project lead Jeff Gardiner, who described Baudoin as an "eternal optimist and dear friend."

A tribute page on Facebook explained that Baudoin "passed away suddenly" on October 15, 2022.  "He loved real life as much as games. He was a devoted husband, father, brother, and son," it reads.

Baudoin worked at Bethesda for over a decade, serving as the post-launch lead designer on Fallout 76 and Fallout 76: Wastelanders, and working on Fallout 4 as a senior designer. More recently, he joined the Starfield team as senior designer.

Prior to joining Bethesda, Baudoin spent over six years working at BioWare as a lead designer, and is credited on titles including Dragon Age II and Dragon Age: Origins - Awakening.

He also had spells at Obsidian Entertainment, where he worked on Neverwinter Nights 2, and Black Isle Studios.

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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