Hideo Kojima, the famed developer of the Metal Gear franchise, among other titles, has been awarded a Lifetime Achievement Award in this year's Golden Joystick Awards.
Kojima is best known as the creator of Metal Gear, which launched in 1987 for the MSX2, and the numerous sequels and spin-offs it spawned. His other credits include Policenauts and the Zone of the Enders series, and he is also working on a new Silent Hill game, called Silent Hills, with filmmaker Guillermo Del Toro.
This is only the second Lifetime Achievement Award given out at the Golden Joystick Awards in their 32-year history, after it was given to BioShock creator Ken Levine last year.
Kojima couldn't be there in person to accept the award due to development work on Metal Gear Solid 5: The Phantom Pain, but he delivered an acceptance speech by video, which you can watch above.
Other winners at the awards show include The Last of Us: Left Behind (Best Storytelling), Battlefield 4 (Best Multiplayer), The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt (Most Wanted), Pokemon X and Y (Handheld Game of the Year), and Dark Souls II (Game of the Year), among others. For a complete breakdown of the results, visit the Golden Joystick Awards website.