The award will be presented by Todd Howard, the creative director from Bethesda Game Studios.
Xbox’s history is littered with ups and downs, but since Phil Spencer took over, the firm has been on a roll of growth and progress. At the 25th annual D.I.C.E. Awards, the acclaimed Xbox boss and CEO of Microsoft Gaming will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award.
A well-deserved award for a historic gaming figure
Despite the fact that Spencer joined Xbox in the late 2000s, he has spent more than 30 years with Microsoft. Spencer has overseen enormous expansion at Xbox, notably among the Xbox first-party teams, including the purchase of multiple studios such as Ninja Theory and Double Fine, the acquisition of Bethesda Softworks, and Microsoft’s recent acquisition of Activision Blizzard.
The Lifetime Achievement Award honors individuals who have made significant contributions to the game industry, with previous recipients including Nintendo’s renowned Satoru Iwata in 2015. Todd Howard, the famous creative director of Bethesda Gaming Studio who is known to have a tight connection with the Xbox boss, will present this year’s prize.
Spencer thanked the team behind Xbox, the gamers, partners, and everyone associated in some way with Microsoft Gaming through his Twitter account. According to Spencer, they are the most important part of the progress.
On February 24 at 8:00 p.m. PT (11:00 p.m. ET), the 25th annual DICE Awards will be presented on IGN.