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Rockstar Games to receive an honorary BAFTA Fellowship

GTA V and Red Dead developer to join the ranks of British games industry elite

BAFTA has announced that Rockstar Games is to receive an Honorary Fellowship at the British Academy Games Awards ceremony to be held later this month in London.

Rockstar's UK studios in Edinburgh and Leeds are the driving force behind the Grand Theft Auto series with Rockstar North in Edinburgh having created the series in its previous incarnation on DMA Design back in the late-nineties.

“We have long believed in the potential for videogames to become a new form of cultural expression and worked to show that in our games, so for us accepting the BAFTA Fellowship is incredibly humbling,” said Rockstar founder Sam Houser. “This honour reflects the creative vision and dedication of a huge number of people over many years, and we look forward to accepting the Fellowship on their behalf.” Rockstar Games to receive an honorary BAFTA Fellowship

The British Academy Games Awards will take place on Wednesday the 12th of March at Tobacco Dock in London and will be hosted by Dara O'Briain for the sixth year running.

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