Hideo Kojima To Receive Industry Icon Award After Being Blocked From Last Year’s Game Awards
After a long, controversial career, including his unfair attendance ban at last years Game Awards, Hideo Kojima (Metal Gear Solid, Castlevania) will finally be recognized as one of the greats! He will be receiving an Industry Icon Award on December 1st, 2016.
— Geoff Keighley (@geoffkeighley) November 17, 2016
Finally! Kojima worked as director on the entirety of the Metal Gear series and has had his hands on many other titles such as Boktai, and the cancelled P.T (Silent Hills), which was announced in March of 2015, following the conflict and controversy with Konami. That conflict ultimately led to Kojima’s separation from the company, and that tied into the reason he was prohibited from attending last year’s Game Awards. Kojima has been thriving since. During E3, it was revealed that Sony had partnered with Kojima while revealing his new project by the title of Death Stranding (Remember? Naked Norman Reedus?).
Congratulations, Mister Kojima. This indeed has been a long time coming!