It was fantastic news to hear that Nintendo CEO and President Satoru Iwata was set to return to the Game Developers Conference (GDC) to deliver a Keynote presentation, and today brings news of the date and time of his appearance.
His talk, entitled “Video Games Turn 25: A Historical Perspective and Vision for the Future,” is due to be held on Wednesday 2nd March at 9.00am PST (or 5.00pm GMT, for those in the UK).
Details regarding the content of the Keynote are as follows:
“For a quarter of a century, the engine of video games has been must have – the viral communication of what a gamer simply can’t do without. Sometimes it’s hardware, sometimes software, sometimes an accessory, but must have always describes an experience that can’t be missedthe next big thing. Along the way, innovation has continuously reinvented the game experience in terms of graphics, player control and pure game design. But in the process, part of the magic of those early days of game creation has been lost. As a leading player during all 25 years of the modern video gaming era, Nintendo has a unique perspective on what makes gamers grin, what defines the term gamer and what is essential to ensuring industry growth. Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, will draw from his development roots and talk not only about how video gaming has evolved, but also, more importantly, he will offer his views on where we go from here.”
Further details are available here.