Shihei Yoshida, former president of Sony Interactive Entertainment and current head of Sony’s Independent Developer Initiative, will receive a BAFTA Fellowship on March 30.

The fellowship is the highest award the awarding body can bestow, with past winners including Hideo Kojima, Tom Schaefer and John Carmack.

In his new role, Yusida worked to bring Before Your Eyes to PS VR2 among many others.

According to the official press release, the awards are given to Yoshida for being a “champion of independent developers.” It also points to his social media presence, corporate efforts, and his work supporting indie games over the years.

“Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with incredibly talented teams that have developed some of the best games in the industry,” Yoshida writes. — I’ve always celebrated with these developers because their games are highly rated. well-deserved awards – it is a great honor for me to receive my own award.”

Jane Millichip, CEO of BAFTA, said: “Shuhei Yoshida is a pioneer in the gaming world and is very deserving of the BAFTA Fellowship. His collaborative and supportive approach continues to grow the industry, using his platform to promote the voices and craftsmanship of others, and support the work of independent designers, studios and creatives. We look forward to honoring his contribution to gaming at a ceremony on Thursday 30 March.”

Not much to complain about here, as Yoshida’s legacy is stellar and revered for good reason. He joined Sony back in 1986, having overseen the release of Ape Escape, The Legend of Dragoon, and Gran Turismo, among many, many others, early in his career.

The award ceremony will be broadcast live for everyone the official BAFTA Twitch channel March 31 from 6.50pm UK time. We will definitely watch it live, how about you?

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