Video games have come a long way.
Quantic Dream boss and industry visionary David Cage will be the first video game developer to receive the Legion of Honour , France's most prestigious decoration.
The illustrious award will be presented by Fleur Pellerin, French Minister Delegate with responsibility for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises, Innovation and the Digital Economy. …how the hell do you fit all that on a business card? Anyway, Cage is well known for producing highly dramatic, narrative-driven games, which have been dubbed "interactive dramas." Heavy Rain was a huge success for both Quantic Dream and Sony, and last year's Beyond: Two Souls , while falling a little shy of lofty expectations, was another worthy achievement.
Cage is the first developer to get the Legion of Honour, although France has paid homage to other industry greats (Nintendo's Shigeru Miyamoto and Ubisoft's Michel Ancel, for instance) with the Order of Arts and Letters.