Jens Hauch, former ArenaNet and 343 Industries technical artist dies aged 46

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Former ArenaNet Technical Art Lead, Jens Hauch, unexpectedly passed away on March 29, 2020 at the age of 46. He is survived by his wife and two kids. Hauch started working in the games industry in 1997 as a technical and environment artist for various video game development studios including Beep Industries, Cavedog Entertainment, and Cranky Pants Games.

Hauch eventually took on the lead technical art position for Guild Wars 2. The long-time ArenaNet dev left the studio last year and joined Xbox Game Studios' subsidiary, 343 Industries, to work on the upcoming first-person shooter Halo Infinite.


The game dev community lost one of its own on March 29th. Jens was a longtime ANet tech art lead who went over to 343 last year to work on Halo Infinite. He leaves behind a wife and two kids.

 
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