Today, Hideo Kojima received the prestigious D.I.C.E. Hall of Fame Award from the Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences in Las Vegas, delivered by his friend Guillermo del Toro.
Kojima-san’s acceptance speech was at the same time simple and stylish: he mentioned that when he was a kid, there was no such profession as “game designer,” and his dream was to be an astronaut, a safari ranger, an L.A.P.D. inspector, or a movie director. At some point he had to give up on those dreams, but thirty years ago he started making video games.
Ever since, he has been making games, and he believes this is his true calling. Thanks to games, his childhood dreams actually became true. In games you can go to space, protect wildlife, and investigate cases. And today, he was able to receive an award from a movie director that he loves and respects.
He then concluded by promising to continue making games as long as he lives, and to keep dreaming while making games.
You can check it out below. Incidentally, you can also seee Kojima-san speak English, which is pretty rare, on top of comments from PS4 Lead Architect Mark Cerny and Star Wars: The Force Awakens Director J.J. Abrams.