Previously, the award was given to Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, 'father of the PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi, and Sega's Yu Suzuki.
Dark Souls and Elden Ring creator Hidetaka Miyazaki will receive a special award from Japan's Computer and Entertainment Developer Conference (CEDEC), according to the conference's website. Similar to the lifetime achievement award, this honor has been given to other distinguished creators: Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto, Dragon Quest creator Yuji Hori, Namco founder Masaya Nakamura, 'father of the PlayStation' Ken Kutaragi, and Sega's Yu Suzuki.
CEDEC states the following "reason" for the award (edited machine translation provided by PC Gamer):
"Beginning with Demon's Souls, Miyazaki's consistently challenging game design continues to fascinate fans and break new ground within its own genre. Fromsoftware's most recent game, Elden Ring, is a culmination of their previous work that also achieves quality and scale that greatly surpasses what had come before: the game has received extremely high praise from users all over the world and been a huge hit. Hidetaka Miyazaki has won numerous awards, and his titles have attracted admiration from both game players and game creators."
Truly, Elden Ring is a huge success and is a best-selling game in the first half of 2022, so the award is well-deserved.
CEDEC will take place on August 23-25, and Miyazaki will receive the award on the final day. Find out more on the conference's website and don't forget to join our Reddit page and our Telegram channel, follow us on Instagram and Twitter, where we are sharing breakdowns, the latest news, awesome artworks, and more.