Sony Executive Shuhei Yoshida will be getting the BAFTA Fellowship award soon. He will be joining the pioneers like Hideo Kojima and Shigeru Miyamoto.
The BAFTA Fellowship is the highest award that can be bestowed by the British Academy of Film and Television Arts. It will be awarded to the Sony executive that the upcoming BAFTA Game Awards on March 30, 2023.
This particular award is given to those who have accomplished outstanding achievements in the art forms of the moving image. The first one to receive this prestigious award was Alfred Hitchcock way back in 1971. Other icons who have received were Charlie Chaplin, Stanley Kubrick, Martin Scorcese, and more.
Yoshida joined the PlayStation project in 1993, which was a year before the official release of the original version of the console. He then became the president of Sony Computer Entertainment, which then turned into Sony Interactive Entertainment today.
Currently, Yoshida is the head of SIE Independent Developer Initiative. His role is to look after and take care of smaller independent studios.
Yoshida shared a statement in regard to his award. “Throughout my career, I’ve had the privilege of working with incredibly talented teams who’ve developed some of the best games in the industry.
“I’ve always celebrated alongside these developers as their games have received well-deserved awards – it is an amazing honor for me to receive an accolade of my own.”
BAFTA CEO Jane Millichip also shared another statement. “Shuhei Yoshida is a pioneer in the games world and is hugely deserving of a BAFTA Fellowship.
“His collaborative, supportive approach continues to drive progress within the industry, using his platform to promote the voices and craft of others and champion the work of independent designers, studios and creatives. We look forward to honoring his contribution to games at the ceremony on Thursday, March 30.”