Legendary game developer, Peter Molyneux is to receive the BAFTA Fellowship, the academy’s highest accolade.
Molyneux joins a long line of gaming dignitaries, including Shigeru Miyamoto, Nolan Bushnell and Will Wright, who have all won Fellowship awards for their contribution to the video games industry.
He’s been behind some of the most popular and innovative games of all time, starting at his development studio, Bullfrog, in Guilford. He then went on to found Lionhead, before joining Microsoft Game Studios as Europe Creative Director.
The man who created the god-sim has given us the likes of Populous, Black and White and Fable. Molyneux continues to push the medium with endeavours such as Milo, which was used to unveil Microsoft’s Kinect technology.
Molyneux said, "My first thought on learning that I was awarded an Academy Fellowship was that to be in the company of some of the greatest talents the entertainment industry has ever seen is truly humbling and secondly that this is an award not just for myself, but for all the people I’ve ever worked with."
The GAME British Academy Video Games Awards takes place on Wednesday 16 March at the London Hilton on Park Lane.