Eve Onlineâ??s Petursson to keynote GDC Europe

Eve Onlineâ??s Petursson to keynote GDC Europe

By Rob Crossley

June 10th 2009 at 10:58AM

CCP Games CEO set to discuss the companyâ??s journey, and unveil the developerâ??s next project

Hilmar Petursson, the CEO at Icelandic developer CCP Games, has been confirmed as the latest keynote speaker to attend the upcoming GDC Europe event in Cologne.

Petursson will discuss the journey CCP has taken, from middleweight developer to an MMO market leader, and offer some insight into how this happened. He will also be sharing his views on the future, as well as the opportunities the industry has to reinvent itself.

Petursson is also set to announce CCP Games’ latest project, which may see the return of the "Halo-like shooter” that was briefly shown at last year’s EVE Fanfest.

“GDC Europe is gearing up to be one of the industry's most essential events”, said Petursson. “I am honoured to have this opportunity to share some of the valuable lessons CCP has learned with such a prestigious audience."

GDC Europe will commence from August 17-19.

The current list of speakers joining Hilmar follows:

Andre Beccu (Spellbound Entertainment AG)
Brian Blau (Double Fusion)
Jim Buck (Twitchy Thumbs Entertainment)
Edoardo De Martin (Next Level Games)
Michal Drobot (Reality Pump Game Development Studios)
Denis Dyack (Silicon Knights)
Konstantin Ewald (Osborne Clarke)
Matthias Hellmund (Exozet Games GmbH)
Eduardo Jimenez (Black Rock Studios)
Dorian Kieken (BioWare)
Tibor Klajnscek (ZootFly)
Ariella Lehrer (Legacy Interactive)
Jared Nieuwenhuis
Andrew Oliver (Blitz Games)
Kate Pietrelli (TriplePoint)
Mark Pincus (Zynga)
David S. Rosenbaum (Law Offices of David S Rosenbaum)
Kellee Santiago (thatgamecompany)
Christian Schüler (Replay Studios)
Wade Tinney (Large Animal Games)
Bostjan Troha (ZootFly)
Joost van Dongen (Ronimo Games)
Kees van Kooten (Virtual Proteins)
Margaret Wallace (Rebel Monkey)

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