Gaming Hall Of Fame Announces This Year's Inductee, Connie Booth

The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences has announced this year’s inductee to its Hall of Fame. Connie Booth, who is the vice president of production development for Sony Interactive Entertainment, is being given the prestigious award for her numerous and significant achievements in games.

The Hall of Fame award is given to creators who demonstrate the highest level of creativity and innovation, resulting in significant product influence on a scale that expands the scope of the industry.” Booth joins an esteemed group of creators in the AIAS Hall of Fame including Bethesda veteran Todd Howard, Halo boss Bonnie Ross, Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima, Rockstar Games founders Dan and Sam Houser, Epic Games CEO Tim Sweeney, and Mario creator Shigeru Miyamoto.

In her 21 years in gaming, Booth has played a key role in producing some of PlayStation’s most iconic and beloved games, including Crash, Spyro, Jak & Daxter, Ratchet & Clank, Sly, Days Gone, Spider-Man, Resistance, Uncharted, Infamous, and The Last of Us.

“We are honored to have Connie as our Hall of Fame recipient,” AIAS president Meggan Scavio said in a statement. “For over two decades, she has been a leading voice and advocate for countless PlayStation franchises as well as nurturing new talent in the industry. Her tireless work and passion have had an indelible impact on game makers, allowing their creative visions to flourish.”

Booth started at Sony Corporation of America in 1989 before moving to the gaming team at Sony Computer Entertainment in 1995 as a producer, where she oversaw the release of Naughty Dog’s Crash Bandicoot series. In 1998, Booth was promoted to director of product development before being promoted again to vice president of product development.

Booth will receive her award during the 23rd D.I.C.E. Awards on February 13 in Las Vegas. The event, which has nothing to do with Battlefield developer DICE, will also honor 2019’s best games. Death Stranding and Control picked up the most nominations, including Game of the Year nods. You can see the full rundown of nominees here on the AIAS website.

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