Sports Interactive studio director Miles Jacobson has been appointed an OBE for services to the computer games industry in the New Year Honours list.
Sports Interactive co-founder Oliver Collyer paid tribute to his friend and colleague on the Football Manager forums.
"We think this is very much deserved for all the hard work involved in not only establishing a good sense of business to a raw and young Sports Interactive all those years ago, but also evolving the studio into an equal and more professional partner with its publisher and also a responsible one, via the involvement with various charities, as well as taking away the things we don't like doing to allow us to concentrate on coding," Collyer wrote.
"The honour is also deserved recognition for lots of other work Miles has done away from SI over the years on the BAFTA games committee, Develop advisory board and as a founding trustee of GamesAid as well as many other advisory committees."
Jacobson replied: "It really is very humbling, and is further recognition for the whole SI team around the world. I'm a bit lost for words at the moment, so I'll leave it at that for now."
Other famous games industry Officers of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) include Peter Molyneux, Eidos life president Ian Livingstone and Argonaut founder Jez San.
It's also worth noting that Jacobson's appointment comes mere weeks after his first appearance on the award-losing Eurogamer.net Podcast. We always knew the podcast was a path to glory.
Anyway. Miles Jacobson OBE. Congratulations from everyone at Eurogamer, big man!