The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences (AIAS) have announced that Ed Boon will be inducted into the AIAS Hall of Fame later this year. Boon currently serves as the Chief Creative Officer at NetherRealm Studios and is best known as the co-creator of Mortal Kombat.
Meggan Scavio, president of AIAS, said in a press release:
“We are thrilled to have Ed be inducted into our Hall of Fame. From his early work on pinball machines to his monumental achievements co-creating the Mortal Kombat franchise, Ed’s dedication and perseverance to the craft and art of games has left an incredible legacy for fans and game developers alike.”
The award will be presented to him by the head of Xbox Game Studios Matt Booty at the 25th Annual D.I.C.E. Awards ceremony at the Mandalay Bay Resort in Las Vegas which takes place from February 22-24.