Todd Howard, Executive Producer and Game Director at Bethesda Game Studios, is to be given the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Game Developers Choice Award in March.
Howard, who has worked on a number of critically acclaimed titles including The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, and The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim, will receive the gong at the awards held on March 16 at the Moscone Convention Centre in San Francisco.
“The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series present gamers with fully realized worlds filled with vast landscapes and mystery at every corner. We’re proud to honor the visionary developer for his leadership in creating these universes,” commented Meggan Scavio, GM of GDC events. “When you’re completely captivated by these detailed worlds, it’s easy to forget the level of dedicated work and creativity that went into every square inch. this award reflects on the amazing craft of Todd Howard and his team in making worlds as real as anything on Earth.”
Howard is one of just a few developers who have worked on four consecutive winners of the Game of the Year accolade, namely those mentioned above.
He will join the likes of fellow Lifetime Achievement recipients Hironobu Sakaguchi (Final Fantasy) and Warren Spector (Deus Ex).