Today, the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences sent out a press release revealing the newest inductee into their Hall of Fame. Epic Games founder and CEO Tim Sweeney will be the 16th inductee, and the award will be presented by Epic VP Mark Rein on February 9 in Las Vegas.

“Tim’s vision has changed the face of gaming with the advent of the Unreal Engine and the commitment of Epic, as a studio, to bring both consumer and industry-facing technology to new heights.” said AIAS president Martin Rae. “We’re honored to add Tim Sweeney to our Hall of Fame. His unrelenting and innovative work on behalf of developers and gamers has created the imaginative games that help to drive the success of our industry.”