Hideo Kojima, the man behind the Metal Gear Solid series, has been honoured with a Lifetime Achievement award at this year’s Golden Joysticks ceremony. This is only the second time the award’s been handed out – last year, Irrational Games co-founder Ken Levine was given the honour.
The Golden Joysticks are voted for by readers of Future Publishing magazines and websites (including Games Radar, Computer & Video Games, and both Official Xbox and PlayStation Magazines). More than 9 million readers voted in 2014 – the 32nd year the awards have been held.
Kojima was unable to attend the awards ceremony due to “development duties”, but appeared on-screen in a pre-prepared speech where he expressed his gratitude for the award. He is currently hard at work on both Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain and Silent Hills, which was first teased as P.T.