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Hideo Kojima to be honored with Industry Icon Award

Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will be honored at The Game Awards 2016 with the Industry Icon Award.

Chris Kerr, News Editor

November 18, 2016

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Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima will be honored at The Game Awards 2016 with the Industry Icon Award. 

The prize will be presented to Kojima, who will attend this year's ceremony, at Los Angeles' Microsoft Theater on December 1. 

Due to a well-publicized dispute with former employer, Konami, Kojima was unable to pick up the statue for Best Action/Adventure Game won by Metal Gear Solid V at last year's show. 

This time around, The Game Awards says its keen to honor the veteran auteur "properly in front of his peers and fans."

Since his split with Konami, Kojima has re-established his own studio, Kojima Productions, and pulled back the curtain on its debut title, Death Stranding

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Chris Kerr

News Editor, GameDeveloper.com

Game Developer news editor Chris Kerr is an award-winning journalist and reporter with over a decade of experience in the game industry. His byline has appeared in notable print and digital publications including Edge, Stuff, Wireframe, International Business Times, and PocketGamer.biz. Throughout his career, Chris has covered major industry events including GDC, PAX Australia, Gamescom, Paris Games Week, and Develop Brighton. He has featured on the judging panel at The Develop Star Awards on multiple occasions and appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live to discuss breaking news.

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