British game designer Peter Molyneux has been announced as the second person to be awarded an Academy Fellowship in 2011. He will receive the honor at the British Academy Video Game Awards, which take place next month.
While public opinion in recent years has been split due his enthusiasm towards his projects, Molyneux has been a driving force in the British gaming industry for over two decades, leading development behind titles such as Theme Park, Dungeon Keeper, and Populous.
Soon to join actor Christopher Lee in this year's Fellowship, Molyneux has stated he feels humbled to have been invited to accept such a prestigious honour.
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 is an award not just for myself, but for all the people I’ve ever worked with.
The British Academy Video Game Awards will be taking place on Friday 19th March. You can find out more information on Peter Molyneux's invitation to the Fellowship at the official BAFTA website here.