Kojima Receives Industry Icon Award, Thanks Fans With Lots of Love

A worthy tribute.

The Game Awards Kicked off tonight with a few reveals and announcements, but didn’t waste any time in honoring Hideo Kojima.

After a lauding speech from Geoff Keighley, Kojima accepted an Industry Icon award for his long-time and passionate work for games. His acceptance was full of gratitude and love:

“Last year I thought I lost everything. But I didn’t… I didn’t lose anything.”

Last year’s Game Awards was without Kojima, who was barred from attending by Konami, the studio he had developed Metal Gear Solid V under. This year, Geoff hopes to remedy his inability to accept an award for the game.

“I love games, I love this world, I really love you all from my heart. Thank you… Thank you so much”

He thanked The Game Awards and Geoff, and closed out with a new trailer for his upcoming game, Death Stranding.


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