LONDON: The makers of the Grand Theft Auto video games series are being awarded a Bafta fellowship.
Rockstar Games will be presented with the award at the British Academy Games Awards ceremony on 12 March.
The award is the highest accolade given by the Academy and is in recognition of an “outstanding contribution to film, television or games”.
Previous winners include Gabe Newell from video game company Valve and Peter Molyneux, creator of Dungeon Keeper.
Grand Theft Auto 5 is the latest edition to the series and when it was released in 2013 it became the fastest selling entertainment product ever, taking just three days to generate $1bn (£598m) in revenue.
It is nominated in several categories at the 2014 awards including Game Innovation and Best Game.