Bethesda’s executive producer, Todd Howard, will be inducted into the well-respected Hall of Fame for gaming. Because of his noteworthy work on some of Bethesda’s successful open-world titles, the Academy of Interactive Arts & Science has considered him as a figure who has greatly impacted the gaming industry as a whole.

Many gamers will instantly recognize a number of Todd Howard’s achievements in gaming. In recent years, he served as the director for The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim and Fallout 4. He’s also been a lead designer and director for some past games in both the Elder Scrolls and Fallout series, having directed Morrowind and Fallout 3.

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He is the 22nd inductee of Academy of Interactive Arts & Science’s gaming Hall of Fame. He will be honored among other Hall of Fame recipients that include hugely influential industry names like Shigeru Miyamoto, Sid Meier, the Fable series’s Peter Molyneux, Hideo Kojima, and even Gabe Newell.

In an official statement, AIAS president Mike Fischer spoke about Howard’s induction. “I know that many of us in the industry have spent countless hours enthralled in the vast, open worlds that Todd has created,” he said. Fischer believes that Howard’s work “made us all reconsider the player-game relationship and extended the storytelling possibilities of our medium.”

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He’ll receive the award at the D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas on February 23, 2017. A long-time member of Bethesda, marketing executive Pete Hines, will present him the award. “When you look at the very best game developers of all time–the 21 members of the AIAS Hall of Fame–I think Todd deserves to have his name right alongside of them as the best of the best,” Hines said.

Todd Howard was honored earlier this year with a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Game Developers Choice Awards. The recent Hall of Fame induction continues to recognize his monolithic achievements in game design.

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