The lead architect of the original PlayStation, Ken Kutaragi is to receive a Lifetime Achievement Award on March 19, during the 14th Annual Game Developers Choice Awards, reports Joystiq.
Kutaragi, who also previously served as Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. CEO, will be presented the award by PlayStation 4 lead architect Mark Cerny.
The highly respected Kutaragi is best-known as the “Father of the PlayStation,” but he also developed the SPC700 as well as the sound chip used in Nintendo’s Super NES console. He currently serves as President and CEO of Cyber AI Entertainment Inc.
“The PlayStation has become a household name, representing some of the biggest and best gaming experiences of all time,” said Meggan Scavio, General Manager of GDC events, in a press release.
“Its success and longevity is a reflection of the insight, craft, technical prowess and hard work of the team led by Kutaragi-san, the father of the PlayStation.”
“We’re honored to have Kutaragi-san present at the event, and heartened to recognize a true visionary that helped bring about an unparalleled era of growth in the industry.”