There aren’t a lot of video game companies who have received fellowships from the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. Shigeru Miyamoto is one who has, as is Will Wright, and during this year’s British Academy Game Awards on March 12, Rockstar Games will join them.
Harvey Elliott, the chair of the BAFTA Games Committee, feels that Rockstar has had a huge impact on the gaming industry, particularly with the high success of the Grand Theft Auto series. He feels that Rockstar’s work has really set a new standard for video games.
Sam Houser, Rockstar’s co-founder, said “accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling.”
If you can get to London on March 12, BAFTA is selling tickets to the British Academy Game Awards. It will also be streamed on Twitch.