DICE Summit Hall of Fame Latest News & Updates: 'Fallout 4' & 'Skyrim' Director Inducted Into Gaming Hall of Fame in 2017, More Details Here!
Bethesda Studio's creative director Todd Howard has won the Lifetime Achievement Award in 2015 at the DICE Awards gaming event and the same award in March at the annual Game Developers Choice Awards. Now, he is inducted into gaming Hall of Fame at the 20th DICE Summit in Feb. 23, 2017 at the Mandalay Convention Center in Las Vegas.
According to GameSpot, Todd Howard, who directed "Skyrim" and "Fallout 4" is the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science' Hall of Fame's 22nd inductee. Mike Fischer, AIAS president said in a statement that Howard made them reassess the player-game bond and spread the possibility of storytelling in their ways and means. "I know that many of us in the industry have spent countless hours enthralled in the vast, open worlds that Todd has created," he added.
During Todd Howard's college years, he literally asked Bethesda to fill him in for a job where he officially began working for the company in 1994, reports Venture Beat. His first credit at the company is "The Terminator: Future Shock."
He also designed "The Elder Scrolls II - Daggerfall" (1996). He then became the project lead for "The Elder Scrolls Adventures: Redguard" (1998) before he continued with "The Elder Scrolls III: Morrowind," " Skyrim" and "The Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion" franchises.
Bethesda marketing executive Pete Hines will be presenting Howard with the DICE award at the show. He said that Howard's contribution in the gaming industry as well as his influence on his studio and their company has been genuinely exceptional.
He also added that Howard's name deserves to be with the other 21 inductees of the AIAS Hall of Fame as the best of the best. Meanwhile, the previous AIAS Hall of Fame recipients include Greg Zeschuk (2011), Ray Muzyka (2011), Tim Sweeney (2012), Dan and Sam Houser (2014, Leslie Benzies (2014) and Hideo Kojima (2016).