Game director and executive producer at Bethesda Game Studios Todd Howard will receive the LARA of Honor at a joint German Computer Game Awards and The German Games Award ceremony on May 15.
Howard joined Bethesda in 1994 and earned his first game development credit for producer and designer of The Terminator: Future Shock and SkyNET. He went to develop numerous titles for Bethesda, such as The Elder Scrolls 3: Morrowind, The Elder Scrolls 4: Oblivion, Fallout 3 and The Elder Scrolls 5: Skyrim, all of which have received Game of the Year accolades.
"We are delighted and proud that Todd Howard is doing us the honor of coming in person to receive the LARA of Honor on May 15," Harald Hesse, spokesman for the LARA jury, said in a prepared statement. "Without doubt, with all of his inventive work to date he counts as one of the most outstanding personalities in this creative industry."
The LARA of Honor is presented to those "whose work has made a real impression in the history of computer and video games." Past LARA of Honor recipients include Ralph H Baer (2007), Allan Alcorn (2007), Jürgen Goeldner (2008), Alexej Pajitnov (2009), Nolan Bushnell (2010), Yves Guillemot (2011), Will Wright (2012) and Richard Garriott (2013).
At a gala event in the Munich Postpalast on the evening, LARAs will also be awarded for Best International Computer Game, Best International Console Game, Best International Mobile Game and The LARA Audience Prize.