Peter Molyneux, the creator of Fable, Black and White, Theme Park, and many other great titles is to be honored at this year’s BAFTA videogame awards, where he’ll receive the Fellowship recognition. Last year’s Fellowship was given to industry legend Shigeru Miyamoto, and the year before that, The Sims designer Will Wright.
Upon hearing the news, Molyneux said: “I remember back in 1967 watching the first BAFTA awards on television with my family and seeing them being so excited about those accolades. Never in my wildest dreams did I ever think it would be possible for me to accept one of the greatest honours the entertainment industry has to offer. My first thought on learning that I was awarded an Academy Fellowship was that to be in the company of some of the greatest talents the entertainment industry has ever seen is truly humbling and secondly that this an award not just for myself, but for all the people I’ve ever worked with”.
The award goes out to members of both Lionhead and Bullfrog, among others, then. The BAFTAs will be held in London on March 16.