The Game Awards continues to grow to become an annual ceremony to reward the biggest and best achievements in gaming within the last year. As part of The Game Awards 2016, it has been announced that Hideo Kojima will be awarded The Game Awards Industry Icon Award.
The award is to celebrate the innovators and creators that work to make gaming bigger and better. Hideo Kojima, known of course for his years of work on the Metal Gear series, will be given the reward at The Game Awards ceremony on December 1st. The announcement was made by The Game Awards producer and creator Geoff Keighly over Twitter.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 17, 2016
This announcement of Hideo Kojima’s award is also interesting as it follows up the controversy last year around himself and Konami. To those who can not remember this, it was when Konami, using legal actions, banned Kojima from attending last years The Game Awards. This meant that he was unable to accept the awards for Metal Gear Solid V: The Phantom Pain. Geoff Keighley makes note to this in his tweet stating that Kojima “finally gets his trophy.” Hideo Kojima and Geoff Keighley are of course close friends and have worked together in the past to make announcements for the Metal Gear series.
The Game Awards 2016 also just recently announced the nominations for this years awards which you can find here. The Game Awards will be broadcast online on December 1st, 2016 on a number of different sites including Twitch and YouTube.