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Elder Scrolls, Fallout designer Todd Howard to receive GDC Lifetime Achievement Award

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Bethesda veteran is this year's honoree

Bethesda Game Studios' Todd Howard will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award at this year's Game Developers Conference, the event's organizers announced in a press release.

"This award reflects on the amazing craft of Todd Howard and his team in making worlds as real as anything on Earth," GDC general event manager Meggan Scavio said of the designer's recognition.

Howard is an industry veteran who's worked with Bethesda for 22 years, leading the development of games in both The Elder Scrolls and Fallout series. Most recently, Howard directed Fallout 4, which launched in November. He also headed development on Fallout Shelter, which Bethesda released last summer as its first mobile game.

Past honorees include Warren Spector, Ken Kutaragi and Peter Molyneux. Howard will join their ranks during the Game Developers Choice Awards ceremony on March 16 in San Francisco. Also nominated at the GDC Awards is, appropriately, Fallout 4. The most notable of its numerous nominations is that of Game of the Year.