Last year, Hideo Kojima did not attend The Game Awards due to conflicts with Konami, which Kojima had left earlier that year. Geoff Keighley took a moment to make note of this during today’s Game Awards, and after a heartfelt speech thanking Kojima for his hard work and determination even after he had left Konami, Keighley presented Kojima with the award for “Industry Icon.” This was met with a roar of applause, which showed just how many fans really look up to the man. You can watch Kojima receive his award in the video above!
What do you guys think? Are you glad Kojima got the respect he didn’t get to last year? Leave your thoughts in the comments below!
Source: The Game Awards 2016