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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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Matt Martin: Matt Martin joined GamesIndustry in 2006 and was made editor of the site in 2008. With over ten years experience in journalism, he has written for multiple trade, consumer, contract and business-to-business publications in the games, retail and technology sectors.