Phil Spencer to Receive Lifetime Achievement Award at 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards
His most famous quote might just be, “When everybody plays, we all win.” But Phil Spencer will be the only one winning The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) Lifetime Achievement Award at the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards in Las Vegas on February 24th.
He’s also arguably expertly lead Microsoft into the start of the “Content Wars” — helping to secure deals for Mojang, Undead Labs, Ninja Theory, Playground Games, Compulsion Games, Obsidian Entertainment, inXile Entertainment and ZeniMax Media. Spencer has also been instrumental in the business side of gaming by leading Xbox’s convince services, Xbox Game Pass, and Xbox Cloud Gaming.
“Phil Spencer has demonstrated both passion and leadership throughout his entire career at Microsoft. He’s responsible for countless impactful and pivotal initiatives that have reverberated throughout the entire gaming industry,” says Meggan Scavio, president of the AIAS. “On behalf of the Academy’s Board of Directors, we are looking forward to celebrating Spencer’s important impact on video game history by presenting him with our Lifetime Achievement Award.”
Spencer joins a masterclass that includes some of gaming’s greatest both past and present. Minoru Arakawa, Howard Lincoln, Ken Kutaragi, Doug Lowenstein, Bing Gordon, Satoru Iwata, and Genyo Takeda, to name a few. And Spencer’s Lifetime Achievement Award will be given to him by legendary Bethesda developer and recent Microsoft child company employee, Todd Howard. A man that is no stranger to accumulating Lifetime Achievement Awards.
The D.I.C.E Awards will stream live on February 24th at 8:00 p.m. PT on IGN.