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Public Keynotes of devcom – the Highlights of Wednesday and Thursday!

You will visit #gamescom2017? Then we have a  special treat for you: 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 if you want to see one of the three events you should show up early.

Starting off on Wednesday with a bang: 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





Shortly after that, the next highlight keynote takes place: 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





On Thursday, the highlight for all racing enthusiasts takes place: 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).

Andy Tudor, Slightly Mad Studios

Nicolas Hamilton, race driver

Date: Thursday, 24.8.2017, 4 p.m. Place: Congress Centre East, congress hall

Here is the full program of devcom: