Honor to whom honor deserves and one of those characters in the world of videogames is Ian Livingstone, an entrepreneur and manager with extensive experience in the industry that has led him to be honored with one of the most important titles in the world.
Ian Livingstone: a lifetime dedicated to entertainment and video games
The New Year’s party 2022 brought good news for the British manager and enthusiast Ian Livingstone as he was awarded the title of Knight by the Queen of England, so that from now on he can be called Sir Ian Livingstone. This recognition was given to him for his contribution to “Online Gaming”, a category in which the British monarchies recognize outstanding personalities in the industry.
I’ve had the pleasure of meeting @ian_livingstone on several occasions, always generous with his time and often up for a laugh. From Fighting Fantasy books, to Games Workshop & his stewardship of Eidos, few people have had as profound an effect on pop culture. Arise Sir Ian. pic.twitter.com/NQAL0qa1jO
— Marc Cieslak (@MarcCieslak) January 1, 2022
In Ian Livingstone’s case, the Knighthood was earned by decades of work in the entertainment and video game industry. Among his historical achievements is his participation as co-founder of Games Workshop in 1975, the company responsible for strategy games. Warhammer, which started as a small company that took orders and supplied them via ordinary mail and later became one of the largest companies in the board games, strategy and video game scene. In the same way, Livingstone was the creator, along with Steve Jackson, of the role-playing game book series Fighting Fantasy.
Likewise, Ian Livingstone has a history in the video game industry since in the 90s he joined Eidos Interactive, a distribution company whose heyday was experienced in the era of PlayStation and PlayStation 2 thanks to franchises such as Tomb Raider, Hitman, Legacy of Kain Y Fear Effect, among other. Later, when Eidos was taken over by Square Enix, Livingstone remained at the helm of what became known as Square Enix Limited and was tasked with purchasing the IPs of Tomb Raider Y Hitman, one of the most important successes for the Japanese company.
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