Phil Spencer Receives Lifetime Achievement Award At The 25th Annual DICE Awards

Todd Howard, Director and Producer of Bethesda, will present the Phil Spencer Award at the event.



The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) has just announced that Xbox CEO Phil Spencer will receive a Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th annual DICE Awards ceremony. The event will take place on 24 February in Las Vegas, and the award will be presented to Spencer by Todd Howard, CEO and Producer of Bethesda.

“We are looking forward to celebrating Spencer’s important impact on video game history” – Meggan Scavio

“Phil Spencer was named CEO of Microsoft Gaming in January 2022, and has worked in technology and entertainment for more than 30 years,” reads the official announcement. “Since joining Microsoft in 1988 as an intern, Spencer has held numerous roles at the company, including Executive Vice President, Gaming; Head of Xbox; Corporate Vice President, Microsoft Studios; and General Manager, Microsoft Game Studios EMEA.”

AIAS President Meggan Scavio said, “Phil Spencer has demonstrated both passion and leadership throughout his entire career at Microsoft. He’s responsible for countless impactful and pivotal initiatives that have reverberated throughout the entire gaming industry,” said Scavio. “We are looking forward to celebrating Spencer’s important impact on video game history by presenting him with our Lifetime Achievement Award.”

What is this lifetime achievement award? It’s an honour reserved only for individuals whose achievements span multiple disciplines over a long career in the industry. “Recipients are typically individuals distinguished for their business leadership and are not necessarily involved in development or the creative process,” the official statement says. “These individuals have driven significant and positive change across the industry.”

Other iconic members of the industry have received the award, such as Genyo Takeda, considered the father of the Nintendo Wii. As for Spencer, the last time we heard from him was when he congratulated PlayStation on its acquisition of Bungie.

Source: AIAS

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