The death of Brad McQuade was tweeted on the Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen project he was working on recently.
According to the director of communications at Visionary Realms, McQueid passed away at home – no reasons are given.
McQueid is best known as a producer and game designer for MMO EverQuest, released in 1999. After he founded his own studio Sigil Games Online, which in 2007 released the MMO Vanguard: Saga of Heroes.
In the last years of his life, the game designer worked on yet another MMO, Pantheon: Rise of the Fallen, which is considered the spiritual heir to EverQuest. Her release has not yet taken place.