Bethesda’s Todd Howard is set to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 16th annual Game Developers Choice Awards, the organization has announced. Howard is being recognized for his “indelible contributions to the world of gaming” in a career spanning 22 years that saw him work on high-profile franchises such as Fallout and The Elder Scrolls. The official announcement on GDC’s blog reads:
He [Howard] was an early pioneer of open 3D worlds, creating the PC’s first 3D shooter with mouselook in 1995 with The Terminator: Future Shock, and pushing world creation and player modding in 2002’s breakthrough The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind. He has since become one of the rare few game designers to ever develop three consecutive “Game of the Year” titles (The Elder Scrolls: Oblivion, Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls: Skyrim). Most recently, Fallout 4 has had great commercial success, along with tremendous critical acclaim including nominations in multiple 2016 Choice Award categories: Game of the Year, Best Design and Best Technology.
The Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony takes place on Wednesday, March 16 during the 2016 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco.