BAFTA has announced that 3D gaming and virtual reality pioneer John Carmack will be honoured with the Fellowship at the British Academy Games Awards on Thursday, April 7.
The Fellowship is the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA and is in recognition of an outstanding and exceptional contribution to film, television or games. Carmack will join previous winners David Braben OBE, Rockstar Games, Gabe Newell, Peter Molyneux, Shigeru Miyamoto and Will Wright.
"Receiving a BAFTA Fellowship is a great honour. Over the course of my career, I've remained passionate about the potential for engineering and technology improvements to expand the range of human creativity," said Carmack. "Graphics, networking, extendable platforms, and now virtual reality; each has enabled magnificent new things that delight millions of people. I am as excited about the future today as I was when I started."
The British Academy Games Awards take place on April 7, the day after the inaugural and sold-out VideoGamer Awards.