Hideo Kojima is being awarded a BAFTA Fellowship thanks to his contribution to the games industry.
A high honour - the highest given by Bafta - the Silent Hill designer has been given the fellowship “in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution.”
“Thank you very much for this precious BAFTA Fellowship award," said Kojima.
"I am very honoured and would like to take this moment to reflect on the many predecessors that came before me, as I deeply respect their contributions to entertainment, whether in movies, television, or games.
"I would also like to thank those who have supported me over the years and I will continue my commitment to creating new and innovative ways that will push the world of ‘play’ entertainment forward."
BAFTA chief executive Amanda Berry added: “I am delighted that we are recognising Hideo Kojima’s remarkable career with a BAFTA Fellowship, the highest accolade presented by the Academy.
“Kojima is the trailblazing creator behind multiple games and is revered around the world for his innovative work.”
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Kojima Productions would no longer appear at GDC due to the coronavirus. As a result, Hideo Kojima and Eric Johnson's sessions have been cancelled.