Game Developers Conference taking new direction, says organiser

Game Developers Conference organizer Meggan Scavio has said that the GDC will no longer be about “announcing things” and will instead concentrate on what the conference is really about, the developers.

Scavio’s remarks come following news that GDC 2010 would not feature keynotes from any of the three big console manufacturers; Microsoft, Sony or Nintendo.

“I’ve taken a bit of a shift when it comes to programming keynotes,” Scavio told GI. “I really want to focus on developers, and I want to have a developer onstage at GDC every year as a way of showcasing what the conference is about.

“It’s not about making news, it’s not about announcing things – it’s about making better games, and I kind of want to… not really turn them into icons, but I want to recognise the talent of the developers out there.”

Held in San Francisco, GDC 2010 runs from Mar. 9 – 13. Sid Meier, Peter Molyneux and Tim Schafer are among the confirmed lecturers.