Rockstar Games, developer of the wildly popular Grand Theft Auto video game series, will be presented with a British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) Fellowship at this year’s British Academy Games Awards.
Awarded annually, the Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by the Academy in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. Fellowships previously bestowed for groundbreaking work in games include Valve founder Gabe Newell, British video game designer Peter Molyneux, Japanese video game designer Shigeru Miyamoto and Maxis founder Will Wright.
As the driving forces behind Rockstar Games, Sam Houser, Dan Houser, Leslie Benzies and Aaron Garbut will attend the ceremony to accept the accolade on behalf of the company.
“We have long believed in the potential for video games to become a new form of cultural expression and worked to show that in our games, so for us accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling,” said Sam Houser, founder of Rockstar Games. “This honour reflects the creative vision and dedication of a huge number of people over many years, and we look forward to accepting the Fellowship on their behalf.”
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