Hideo Kojima Opted Not to Accept the D.I.C.E. Award for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain

on February 22, 2016 3:18 PM

Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain won the D.I.C.E. award for best adventure game of 2015, but neither a Konami representative nor Hideo Kojima received the award. It was instead accepted “on behalf of Konami and Kojima Productions” by presenters Kiki Wolfkill and Jordan Mechner, also delivering a rather pointed burn towards Konami itself.

That said, some may have wondered why Hideo Kojima himself was not on stage to accept the prize he deserved, since he was present at the ceremony. Turns out that he declined to received it on his own, as spokesperson of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences told Polygon.

“Konami was unable to send someone to the awards and Kojima-San preferred not to accept it. The Academy thought the solution of having the presenters accept on behalf of the title was best for all parties.”

I guess that makes sense, even if we probably all know who that statuette really belongs to.

 /  Executive News Editor
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