Open-world veteran was responsible for creating The Elder Scrolls: Morrowind, Skyrim, Fallout 3, Fallout 4 and Fallout Shelter

Bethesda’s Todd Howard to receive lifetime achievement accolade at GDC Awards

The man behind The Elder Scrolls and Fallout is to be recognised for his contribution to the games industry.

Todd Howard, who has served as creative director, designer and executive producer for a number of major titles during his 22-year tenure at Bethesda, will be awarded with the Lifetime Achievement prize at this year’s Game Developers Choice Awards.

The celebration takes place during GDC 2016 at the Moscone Convention Centre on March 16th and will be hosted by Funomena co-founder and game designer Robin Hunicke.

Howard created the first mouse-look 3D shooter, The Terminator: Future Shock, on PC two decades ago, before moving onto The Elder Scrolls franchise and creating beloved entry Morrowind in 2002, plus critical and commercial smash hit Skyrim in 2011.

Following that, Howard led the team behind equally revered open-world RPG Fallout 3, as well as that behind last year’s follow-up, Fallout 4. He also directed Bethesda’s first mobile game: spin-off Fallout Shelter.

Lifetime Achievement award recipients are selected by the Game Developers Choice Awards Advisory Committee and include visionaries such as as Warren Spector, Hironobu Sakaguchi, Ken Kutaragi, Peter Molyneux, Dr Ray Muzyka and Dr Greg Zeschuk.

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