Hideo Kojima will be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame during next month’s DICE Awards ceremony – and presenting the award will be none other than his PT co-creator Guillermo del Toro.
It’s by no means a surprising decision (except perhaps for the fact the Metal Gear Solid creator wasn’t already on the list). Martin Rae, president of 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.
Kojima will join an already impressive lineup of recipients. Dan and Sam Houser from Rockstar, Greg Zeschuk and Ray Muzyka from BioWare and Tim Sweeney from Epic have all been inducted in previous years.
2015 was a busy year for the developer, who left long-time studio Konami to branch out on his own, creating an as-yet-undetailed game for PlayStation 4 and PC.