Xbox Execs Congratulate Sony's Shuhei Yoshida On BAFTA Award
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Microsoft and Sony might be embroiled in a war of words over the Activision Blizzard takeover right now, but that doesn't mean they can't be nice to each other from to time! Case in point, the new BAFTA award for Shuhei Yoshida.

Yoshida, who is the former president of Sony Worldwide Studios, has been awarded a BAFTA Fellowship for the 2023 version of the BAFTA Games Awards, described as "the highest accolade bestowed by BAFTA to those who have driven positive change in the screen arts".

Following the announcement, Head of Xbox Phil Spencer and VP of Xbox Games Marketing Aaron Greenberg both took to Twitter to congratulate the Sony exec, as did many other members of the industry.

Phil Spencer: "Congrats on well-deserved recognition of your many contributions to the games industry."

Aaron Greenberg: "Huge congratulations Shu, your impact on this industry and game development has been profound. A lot of respect for you and the times we have got to connect at events over the years. Love to see you being recognized like this."

Xbox and Shuhei Yoshida have had a very friendly relationship over the years, including in recent times where Yoshida has openly praised Xbox events and launches - he even sent a bottle of wine to the Xbox team to celebrate Halo Infinite's launch at The Game Awards in 2021!

With that in mind, it's great to see various Xbox employees taking the time to congratulate Yoshida on his prestigious award, which he'll be receiving in London later this month. You can find out more details about the event below:

"The award will be presented to Yoshida at the 19th annual BAFTA Games Awards on 30 March, at the Queen Elizabeth Hall in London’s South Bank, and livestreamed exclusively on from 18.50 BST. The ceremony will be hosted by esports and gaming presenter Frankie Ward, and will feature a star-studded line-up of talent from the world of gaming and digital entertainment."

"Fellows previously honoured for their work include Hideo Kojima, Judi Dench, Vanessa Redgrave, Martin Scorsese, Gabe Newell, Siobhan Reddy, Helen Mirren, Shigeru Miyamoto, John Carmack, Peter Molyneux, and Thelma Schoonmaker."

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