Hideo Kojima Is Being Inducted Into The AIAS Hall of Fame

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Hideo Kojima's been through the wringer the past year or so, but in the end it appears he'll be coming out on top, especially with the latest honor he's received.

The Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences has announced that the Metal Gear creator has been chosen for induction into its Hall of Fame, with a ceremony taking place at the D.I.C.E. Awards on February 18. Kojima will receive his award from none other than Guillermo del Toro, who was involved with Kojima for the now-canceled Silent Hills.

It's not surprising that Kojima is receiving this type of award after his 30-year tenure with Konami and the contributions he's made to gaming during that time. He appears to be on the upswing, however, having just partnered with Sony fresh off of opening Kojima Productions, his own game studio. These are great signs for the creator, and it'll be interesting to see where he goes from here.

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