Dark Souls Creator Honored with Lifetime Achievement Award

Dark Souls Creator Hidetaka Miyazaki Gets Some Love

Dark Souls creator and From Software president Hidetaka Miyazaki was bestowed with the Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2018 Golden Joystick Awards that took place yesterday in London. Miyazaki is best known for his work on the Dark Souls series and Bloodborne. He was presented the award by Steve Jackson and Ian Livingstone, who Miyazaki credits as inspiring his interest in game design through their Fighting Fantasy gamebooks.

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The transcription of Miyazaki’s acceptance speech is below:

“It’s such a surprise and an honor to receive this prestigious Golden Joystick Award. I’m quite humbled. This award is not just my award. It goes out to everyone who has worked with me over the years making games, everyone who has shared this passion with me, and so I want to thank again everyone who has collaborated with From Software and everyone in From Software, our publishers, thanks again for everything. Thank you to my family for all of their support, and more than anything, thank you to the players, everyone who has played, enjoyed, and appreciated my games.”

“It’s thanks to you, all the players, that I have been able to carry on making games with the one simple goal of making games that are interesting. And I am so glad to have been able to make games in these exciting times with all of you.”

“I plan to carry on making games as long as I am able, and I will do my very best to make sure that they’re games that you will enjoy, so thank you for your continued support in advance.”

“And, coming up very soon, we have Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice, which is due to be launched in March, so you can look forward to that.”

Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice is set for release March 22, 2019.