gamescom 2017’s keynote presentations take place next week, and it looks like there will be some big names in gaming to look out for. PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds‘ Brendan Greene will have a panel, as will Project Cars 2‘s Andy Tudor. Ultima developer Richard Allen Garriott will also be giving a talk.
It’s not clear if these keynotes will be streamed, but we’re sure any announcements made will be relayed via official press release.
Here are all the details on those who are giving the presentations, and what content they will cover:
Brendan Greene alias PlayerUnknown
My journey – from modder to creative director of PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds
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, 1 p.m. Place: Congress Centre East, 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, 23.8.2017, 3 p.m. Place: Congress Centre East, 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, 24.8.2017, 4 p.m. Place: Congress Centre East, congress hall
I’m sure the developers will have something up their sleeves when it comes to some announcements. I’m especially eager to hear from Brendan Greene, and any hints at what else could be next for PlayerUnknown’s Battlegrounds.