The 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards will honor Todd Howard, game director and executive producer at Bethesda Softworks, with the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year’s Game Developers Conference.
Howard is best known for his work as the face behind some of Bethesda’s biggest games, including The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion, Fallout 3, Skyrim, and, most recently, Fallout 4.
“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,” said Meggan Scavio, General Manager of GDC events as part of the announcement. “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.”
Other Lifetime Achievement Award winners include Deus Ex dev Warren Spector, Final Fantasy creator Hironobu Sakaguchi, and perpetual daydreamer Peter Molyneux.
Howard will receive the honor during an awards ceremony held on March 16th at 5:30 Pacific at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco. The event will be open to all GDC 2016 attendees and will be streamed live on Twitch.