Coming off a year that saw turbulent highs and lows for Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima in 2015, the acclaimed game developer is starting out 2016 on a high note with Kojima to receive an honorary award from the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences.
The AIAS announced that Hideo Kojima will be honored at the upcoming DICE Awards on February 18th, 2016, with Kojima to be inducted into the awards group’s Hall of Fame, being only the 21st individual to receive the honor in recognition for his accomplishments in both creating the Metal Gear Solid series, and for his greater contributions to gaming as a whole, as a press release from the AIAS explains:
“Hideo Kojima’s career-defining works have shaped much of how the video game industry approaches cinematic storytelling and player engagement.”
“As one of the most well-loved and well-respected designers of our time, it is a great honor for the Academy to induct him into our Hall of Fame. Hideo is a game creator whose eyes have always looked towards the future, and we look forward to his thoughts on the D.I.C.E. Summit stage.”
The DICE Awards will be presented next month by filmmaker Guillermo del Toro, who previously was to work on the highly-anticipated Silent Hills with Kojima, with the DICE Summit to take place in Las Vegas from February 16 – 18, 2016.