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.

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WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

Awesome, he deserves it for pushing things forward. Can't wait to get a trickle of info for a PS4 title.

Incidentally, did anyone see Ellen Page come out of the closet? Very moving.

Killa Tequilla
Killa Tequilla
6 years ago

Read it on NeoGAF. It's amazing how many people confuse Ellen Page for Ellen Degeneres.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

Moving? I mean didn't everyone already know she was gay?

WorldEndsWithMe
WorldEndsWithMe
6 years ago

I meant to see a good performer in an accepting industry be so damn nervous up there bearing her soul because she hasn't felt comfortable to admit it to anyone yet. Those moments of humanity are something rare in this age where people have a press release or try to act all cool.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

I see your point. I just found it to be such an obvious thing I didn't think she had to "confess" to it.

Ben Dutka PSXE
Ben Dutka PSXE
6 years ago

I imagine it would've been hard for her to admit.

But it can only help her career now, knowing Hollywood.

LimitedVertigo
LimitedVertigo
6 years ago

To admit the obvious? Come on now…it's not like she lives in central Arkansas or that the news would blindside anyone.

___________
___________
6 years ago

i guess running your mouth and doing absolutely jack is pretty big in france!
sigh.

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

I'd like to see you do better.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

Snaaaake,
I daresay that he's better at running his mouth? 🙂

Snaaaake
Snaaaake
6 years ago

Oh, my bad. 😉

___________
___________
6 years ago

no, i dont make promises i cant keep.

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

Oh, including all those statements you've made on here about company CEOs waking up with horse heads in their beds?

Cuetes
Cuetes
6 years ago

I'm guessing your from France, that fits you to the tee.=)

Lawless SXE
Lawless SXE
6 years ago

Good on him. Both Heavy Rain and Beyond were absolutely phenomenal and I can't wait to see what he's cooking up for his next project. Truly deserved.

PlatformGamerNZ
PlatformGamerNZ
6 years ago

i'd like to say that it's nice to see a video game dev in a national hall of fame is pritty cool thing.

happy gaming =)