GTA developer to receive prestigious BAFTA Fellowship from Metal Gear’s Kojima

Rockstar receives the same honor given to Shigeru Miyamoto and Gabe Newell.

On Wednesday, March 12, creator of the Metal Gear series Hideo Kojima will present the British Academy of Film and Television Arts Fellowship to Rockstar Games, the company behind the Grand Theft Auto series, Red Dead Redemption, Bully, and L.A. Noire.

Rockstar’s Dan Houser, Sam Houser, Leslie Benzies, and Aaron Garbut will accept the award on behalf of the developer and publisher.

Awarded annually, the Fellowship is BAFTA’s highest accolade, recognizing outstanding or exceptional contribution to film, television, or games. Previous recipients include Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto, and Will Wright.

You can find the full list of BAFTA nominations, here. If you want to watch the ceremony, it will be streamed live on BAFTA’s Twitch channel.

Do you think that Rockstar Games earned the honor of being in the same company as Newell, Miyamoto, and Wright?

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56 comments
francisjairam16
francisjairam16

Maybe now when GTA 5 comes to PC and the new consoles people are now going to say "RDR PC please". Sheesh.... 

Hurvl
Hurvl

"Do you think that Rockstar Games earned the honor of being in the same company as Newell, Miyamoto, and Wright?" It's a bit odd to ask if a whole company deserves to be in the same company as a number of individuals, but I think they've earned that right, because of how important the GTA franchise has been to the gaming culture.

Marky360
Marky360

Those jackasses at Rockstar don't deserve this award GTAO is a fucking mess its a glitchtastic mess. Rockstar shouldn't be allowed to make game ever the fucking losers.

Sky_Stifler
Sky_Stifler

I still didn't played GTA 5 and I wont play it if they don't release for PC

surferosh
surferosh

a just reward indeed for Rockstar !

el_swanno
el_swanno

God bless yer wicked boots, Rockstar! The last 2 generations of consoles wouldn't have been the same without ye!

deadpen
deadpen

Will we hear this week that they are having a layoff like every other AAA developer.

M3o5nster
M3o5nster

Well deserved, now bring us another Red Dead for PS4 (and Xbox if you must ).

PC too, so they won't kill themselves...

yeah_28
yeah_28

Rockstar is a good dev, I think they deserve it.

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

BAFTA


British Academy Of Film And Television Arts.


I suppose it is a Television Art.  Without a television you cant play it. 


Give Rockstar a Nobel peace prize to. Anything that includes extreme violence and death seems to get one of those. 




ptflea1
ptflea1

isn't the fellowship supposed to be awarded to a single person?

nyran125tk
nyran125tk

GTA 5 doesnt deserve anything until its on PC. Then give it whatever you want. 


But i suppose Manhunt , all the previous GTA's ,LA Noire(debatable, its kind of boring, but still a good achievement) and theres others to. The thing that GTA and Rockstar does well also, is they are fcking good at dialogue in their games to and their games have awesome gamplay aswell. Normally.

teller76567
teller76567

I'm guilty i have not played it yet but it seems so bad ass...

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

BAFTA seems legit more than ...........

ObxChillin
ObxChillin

those who are saying GTA V is bad or boring is probably because:

1. you suck at the game

2. you have no friends to play with

3. its too hard of a game for you

4. you dont know how to make money

5. you dont know how to enjoy a game that has everything to offer. 

charlesswann
charlesswann

Rockstar deserves it.  Especially when you consider EA almost took over and would have turned GTA into a bowl movement.

notfrylock1987
notfrylock1987

Why? Because of all the fans they fucked over with the mess known as GTA 5 and GTA Online? Microtransactions and false Advertising a full game, when people are still playing with an incomplete game?

Makes sense I guess.

berserker66666
berserker66666

Gabe Newell acceptance speech. "I promise to make Half Life 3 in the year 3,333"

beerswagger
beerswagger

GTA V got real boring real fast.the online is terrible also.

jimmy_russell
jimmy_russell

If they gave that crook Gabe Newell an award, then the Housers should get one, at the very least. They've made a game that has broken every record they have for a game.

carbone619
carbone619

gta v was disappointment ,but R* deserve that for previous works 

AstartesLegion
AstartesLegion

I approve this article because of it's use of the Oxford Comma.

Gamer_4_Fun
Gamer_4_Fun

Hope there is no 'PC?' comments. please ?

dantekb43
dantekb43

i REALLY hate to use this term....but i can't stand it anymore...
Peter Molyneux is the MOST OVERRATED game developer IN THE FACE OF HUMAN HISTORY!
For the love of GOD, Fable is VERY FAR AWAY of being an outstanding game! 

DanielL5583
DanielL5583

I'm not a massive fan of Rockstar's work. It's more a personal interest thing, rather than my hatred towards them.

With that said, though, they are certainly worthy of such an award. They've done many great things, and most certainly try not to disappoint, something a lot of AAA devs seem to struggle with in these times.

That, and they started in the UK. So how can I not say that they are a good dev.

Soap2k11
Soap2k11

Definetely. With the likes of Red Dead Redemption, GTA V, LA Noire and Max Payne 3, there's no doubt that they deserve it.

When Rockstar releases something, you just know it's going to be of top quality and I'm pretty sure that if they make a GTA Online 2 or something similar, it will be top notch. Because R* learns from their mistakes, unlike many other devs. 

prats93
prats93

Cant say im surprised. Rockstar are pretty much the best triple-A developer right now.

PS4Lives
PS4Lives

@ObxChillin  I really love the game specially for older GTA fans when they know the game and don't need boring starter tutorials .you just put the disc and boom the 1st mission  pop on the screen.

hikaruai
hikaruai

Lmao at "bowl" movement...idc about spelling, but that was q funnt one

Hurvl
Hurvl

@berserker66666 So all we need to get Half-Life 3 is get him a time machine and transport him to the year 3333? Sounds like a quicker way of getting Half-Life 3 than waiting for Valve to do it.

NTM23
NTM23

@carbone619  


I thought overall GTA5 was a superb game, but yes, it was also disappointing, and compared to other great games of last year, when I kept playing more and more after that, GTA5 kept going further and further back on the list of top ten. It's still a superb game though, but I had hoped for more. It deserved the 9.0, but nothing more.

billlabowski
billlabowski

@Gamer_4_Fun Just to let you in on a little secret, your avatar, Kirk Hammett....is a PC gamer. Just saying.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@dantekb43  Yea I hate the term "over-rated"  but Peter Molyneux has been little more than a con man in the last 10 years or so,  he's so full of shit it's coming out of his eyeballs, and certainly his mouth.  He HAS been the creative mind behind some great games, but now he just uses the fame behind his name to pitch nonsense to people that eat it up.

trogdor2k5
trogdor2k5

@dantekb43  Fable is not his only video game. Populous as well as Black and White were great games.

Saidrex
Saidrex

@dantekb43 Peter Molyneux doesn't develop games, he makes promises he always fails to keep

emanuelmaiberg
emanuelmaiberg moderatorstaff

@DanielL5583  Yep, same here. I don't always enjoy their games, but I'm always impressed. Also, I played through Max Payne 3 three or more times for some reason? idk.

Hurvl
Hurvl

@hikaruai "bowl movement" makes me think of GTA 4 when Roman asks Nico to go bowling with him.

nl_skipper
nl_skipper

@emanuelmaiberg  Oh man I still go back to Max Payne 3... it's just so damn FUN,  that's it, FUN!  Far and away the best 3rd person shooter on the market imo,  it's just such a good time mowing people down in that game.  Had a fun, though bare bones, MP too while it lasted.

NTM23
NTM23

@nl_skipper I thought Max Payne was great, but I could only make it halfway through on my second playthrough before I got tired of it. They said the first Max Payne had a one trick pony, but Max Payne 3, that really rings true, since all it is is fantastically well made combat, while I felt it lacked anything else.