Peter Molyneux has been chosen as the recipient of the 2011 Game Developers Choice lifetime achievement award at this year's GDC.
The prize will recognise Molyneux's contribution in a career which has spanned twenty five years and several computing generations, from Bullfrog through EA to Lionhead. Tim Schafer will host the March 2 ceremony.
"Peter is a remarkable asset to the games industry, and truly embodies everything that the Lifetime Achievement Award represents," said Meggan Scavio, event director of GDC.
"We're proud to honour someone who has had such a profound impact on the industry, through his boundless enthusiasm and profound talent in creating games about choice and interactivity that the entire world loves to play."