"Hideo is a game creator whose eyes have always looked towards the future..."
The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences announced (via Business Wire) today that Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will become the 21st member to be inducted into its Hall of Fame.
Kojima will accept the award in person on February 18, during a ceremony at the 19th D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas. The award will be presented to Kojima by film director and writer Guillermo del Toro. The two had previously teamed up with the intention of co-directing Silent Hills, but the project was ultimately cancelled.
"Hideo Kojima's career-defining works have shaped much of how the video game industry approaches cinematic storytelling and player engagement," said Martin Rae, president, Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences. "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."