Elder Scrolls, Fallout Director Todd Howard To Get Industry Legend Award at Gamelab

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Jun 4, 2018
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Todd Howard, the veteran game designer/director known for his work on Elder Scrolls (from Daggerfall to Skyrim) and Fallout 3/4, will receive the Industry Legend award during this month’s Gamelab conference in Barcelona, Spain. The same award was previously granted to industry legends such as Hironobu Sakaguchi (the creator of Final Fantasy), Yu Suzuki (the creator of Shenmue), and David Braben (the creator of Elite).

Gamelab founder Iván Fernández Lobo said that the decision came in recognition of the many success during his career and his influence in the expansion of the gaming medium. Following the award presentation, Todd Howard will engage in a ‘fireside chat’ with renown industry journalist Geoff Keighley.

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Gamelab Barcelona 2018 will take place at the HESPERIA TOWER HOTEL, June 27th -29th; you can find a lot more information about it on the event’s official website.

By the time he’ll be featured in this interview, we should know whether he is directly leading the development of Fallout 76, the new Bethesda Game Studios title announced last week. Rumors are that the game will be an online survival multiplayer roleplaying game, though nothing official has been confirmed just yet. We’ll know more after Bethesda’s E3 2018 Showcase.

Todd Howard won’t be the only prominent industry figure to speak at Gamelab. Other confirmed speakers include writer and creative director Amy Hennig (who will receive the Honor award), Sony Worldwide Studios president Shawn Layden, PlayStation 4 Lead Architect Mark Cerny, Guerrilla Games producer Angie Smets, Braid and The Witness game designer Jonathan Blow, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons and A Way Out designer Josef Fares, Cuphead producer Maja Moldenhauer, EA Sports vice president and head of operations Daryl Holt, and more.

It is currently unclear whether any of the sessions will be live streamed and if so, on which platform.

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