BAFTA to honour GTA creators with Fellowship Award

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Sam and Dan Houser, founders of Rockstar, to receive prestigious accolade for lifetime’s work.

Brothers Sam and Dan Houser, the creators of Grand Theft Auto and founders of oft-controversial Rockstar Games, have been announced as the next recipient of the BAFTA fellowship award at it’s upcoming games awards ceremony.

Taking place March 12, the brothers will be technically picking up the award on behalf of their company, which joins the likes of last year’s recipient Steam and Valve founder Gabe Newell.

Highlighting titles such as the GTA series, L.A. Noir, Bully, Red Dead Redemption and the controversial tabloid-baiting Manhunt, BAFTA describes Rockstar Games as being at the forefront of the games industry for over decade.

“We have long believed in the potential for videogames to become a new form of cultural expression and worked to show that in our games, so for us accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling,” commented Sam Houser.

“This honour reflects the creative vision and dedication of a huge number of people over many years, and we look forward to accepting the Fellowship on their behalf.”

Other notable winners have included Bullfrog luminary and Lionhead founder Peter Molyneux, Nintendo guru Shigeru Miyamoto and simulation crafter Will Wright.

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