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Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima will be inducted into AIAS Hall of Fame

In the wake of his decision to leave longtime employer Konami, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is slated to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

Alex Wawro

January 5, 2016

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In the wake of his decision to leave longtime employer Konami, Metal Gear creator Hideo Kojima is slated to be inducted into the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences' Hall of Fame.

This is a bit of a big deal because the AIAS Hall of Fame exists to celebrate game creators and designers who have been instrumental in moving a particular genre, platform or business forward.

While Kojima has worked on a variety of projects throughout his career (including Zone of the Enders and Boktai) the AIAS specifically calls out his work on the Metal Gear games as helping to define the stealth game genre and "innovating storytelling and cinematic presentation in video games at large."

The AIAS' 2015 Hall of Fame award will be presented to Kojima by director (and one-time P.T. collaborator) Guillermo del Toro at the 2016 D.I.C.E. awards show in Las Vegas next month.

Previously inductees include Valve's Gabe Newell, Epic's Tim Sweeney, and Rockstar Games' Leslie Benzies, Dan Houser and Sam Houser -- you can see peruse the full list over on the AIAS website.

Kojima is also the recipient of the 2009 Game Developers Choice Lifetime Achievement Award, from (the Gamasutra-affiliated) Game Developers Conference.

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