Famous Game Developers Hold Public Keynotes on gamescom

From Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds to Project CARS 2: Famous Game Developers Hold Public Keynotes on gamescom

The makers of Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds, Project CARS 2 and the Ultima-series give public keynote speeches in front of gamescom visitors

Visitors of gamescom and devcom are in for a special treat this year: Three of the most famous game designers will hold public keynotes. These keynotes are not only for visitors of the developer platform devcom, gamescom visitors can watch as well: All holders of visitor or trade visitor tickets may attend for free. Space is limited, however, so everybody who wants to see one of the three events should show up early.

Here’s the three talks:

Brendan Greene alias PlayerUnknown: My journey – from modder to creative director of Playerunknown’s Battleground

Greene is Creative Director of one of the world’s most popular pc games right now: Playerunknown’s Battlegrounds („PUBG“) by Bluehole. PUBG, while still in „Early Access“ has already sold nearly 7 Million copies and is on its way of becoming a phenomenon: On Twitch as well as Steam it is among the top 3 of most played games.

Date: Wednesday, 23.8.2017, 13:00. Place: CCE congress hall


Richard Allen Garriott de Cayeux: The golden age of games is NOW – how to rise to the occasion

Garriott is a games industry legend. He published his first game in 1979, founded Origin and is the driving force behind the best-selling Ultima series. 2008 he travelled to space as one of the first space tourists and visited ISS. These days he’s working on Shroud of the Avatar, a spiritual successor of Ultima.

Date: Wednesday, 23.8., 15:00. Place: CCE congress hall


Andy Tudor, Nicolas Hamilton, Peter Smits: Project CARS 2 – Built By Drivers

Andy Tudor, creative director of Slightly Mad Studios, and Nicolas Hamilton, race driver and brother of Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton, speak about how Project CARS 2 was made by both motorsports drivers and a community of passionate racing fans. The session will include live gameplay from the latest Project CARS 2 build and will be moderated by Peter Smits (PietSmiet).

Date: Thursday, 24.8., 16:00. Place: CCE congress hall


In addition to the public keynotes there’s a number of business keynotes that can only be attended by visitors of devcom or the business center of gamescom:

Tim Sweeney, Epic Games, Tuesday, 22.8.2017, 11:00

Bob Slinn, Facebook, Tuesday, 22.8.2017, 15:00

Chris Charla, (ID@xbox), Wednesday, 23.8.2017, 11:00

Robby Yung, Animoca Brands, Thursday, 24.8.2017, 11:00


Here’s the full program of devcom: https://devcom2017.sched.com

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