Michael Capps to keynote GCDC

Michael Capps to keynote GCDC

By Ed Fear

May 1st 2008 at 11:59AM

Epic president to shed light on Gears of War 2's development

The GC Developers Conference has secured Epic Games' president, Dr. Michael Capps, as a keynote speaker.

Capps will present a session on the lessons learnt during the development period of Gears of War 2, and how the studio has raised the technological bar from its predecessor.

"Epic set the technological bar for next-generation games with the original Gears of War, so we knew we had our work cut for us with Gears of War 2," said Capps. "We look forward to sharing with our peers what we have learned so far from this incredible experience."

Frank Sliwka, project director of GCDC, added: "Epic Games is a major force in the games industry today, from their million-selling franchises Unreal, and Gears of War, to their engine technology which is licensed by hundreds of developers worldwide.

"We look forward to hearing from Dr. Capps on the development of one of the most exciting games of the holiday season, including the challenges they've faced in bringing the game to market."

The GC Developers Conference takes place from August 18th to 20th in Leipzig, Germany. Those interested in presenting talks at the event have until May 30th to submit proposals, more information about which can be found at the event website.