With a career that stretches back 31 years, Levine’s accomplishments range from System Shock 2 right through to this years smash hit BioShock Infinite. If that doesn’t convince you of his credibility, Guillermo del Toro recently praised him as ‘one of the best world creators in any of the visual forms’.
Because of these and countless of other achievements, Levine will be presented the Lifetime Achievement Award on Friday night as part of the 2013 Golden Joystick Awards held in London.
Levine said of the news: “In most fields, people begin their careers being inspired by others. In turn, they hopefully end up inspiring others. The great thing about the still-maturing nature of video games is you get to be inspired by the work of novices and veterans alike. We’re all figuring out day by day exactly what the medium is capable of.”
This year’s awards marks the ceremony’s 31st, with a revamped shortlist of 15 categories, including Best Indie, Studio of the year and categories introduced to highlight innovation across all platforms.