Lionhead Studios boss and all-round industry chatterbox Peter Molyneux is to receive a lifetime achievement award at the Game Developers Conference in San Francisco next month.
The Fable creator is due to pick up his new paperweight at the awards ceremony on 2nd March which will be hosted by Double Fine boss Tim Schafer.
"Peter is a remarkable asset to the games industry, and truly embodies everything that the Lifetime Achievement Award represents," commented GDC director, Megan Scavio.
"We're proud to honor someone who has had such a profound impact on the industry, through his boundless enthusiasm and profound talent in creating games about choice and interactivity that the entire world loves to play."
Molyneux got his start in the industry way back in 1982 selling floppy discs for Atari, before co-founding Bullfrog Productions in 1987 where he helped develop ground-breaking god game Populous and Theme Park.
Bullfrog was eventually bought out by EA in 1995, shortly after which Molyneux left to set up Lionhead Studios. Its first title, ambitious PC strategy effort Black & White, came out in 2001.
Since then Molyneux has mainly focussed on the Fable franchise, which began life on Xbox in 2004, briefly getting sidetracked in 2009 by nebulous Kinect concept Milo & Kate.