Jacobson awarded OBE in New Year Honours list

Sports Interactive boss recognised for services to the games industry

Sports Interactive boss Miles Jacobson has been awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours list.

Jacobson was awarded the honour for services to the games industry, and now joins a growing list of videogame Officers of the Order of the British Empire, such as Eidos life president Ian Livingstone, Lionhead boss Peter Molyneux and Argonaut founder Jez San.

"We think this is very much deserved for all the hard work involved in not only establishing a good sense of business to a raw and young Sports Interactive all those years ago, but also evolving the studio into an equal and more professional partner with its publisher and also a responsible one, via the involvement with various charities, as well as taking away the things we don't like doing to allow us to concentrate on coding," wrote co-founder Oliver Collyer on the Sports Interactive forums.

"The honour is also deserved recognition for lots of other work Miles has done away from SI over the years on the BAFTA games committee, Develop advisory board and as a founding trustee of GamesAid as well as many other advisory committees."

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Good on you Miles, well deserved :)
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Andy Payne Chair/founder, AppyNation9 years ago
About time. Well deserved Miles, good to see talent recognised by the Establishment. Having worked with you down the years, this is not a surprise. Hats off!
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James Poole Managing Director, Sarcastic Hedgehog Ltd9 years ago
Well done Miles. Well deserved.
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Marc Duffy Product Manager, Sports Interactive9 years ago
Well done Gaffer.
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Greg Zeschuk General Manager, BioWare Austin, EA BioWare9 years ago
Well deserved! Congrats!
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Eva Field PR Manager, TIGA9 years ago
Congratulations Miles!
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Alex Chapman Partner - Head of Interactive Media, Sheridans Solicitors9 years ago
congratulation Miles. well deserved
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