Sony, EA and Quantic Dream join GameHorizon line-up

Sony, EA and Quantic Dream join GameHorizon line-up

By Rob Crossley

May 21st 2009 at 3:21PM

PS Home director and Quantic Dream's co-CEO among the growing list of names set to speak at the event

PlayStation Home director Peter Edward and Quantic Dream's co-CEO are among the growing list of names set to attend the upcoming GameHorizon conference in Gateshead, England.

Jamil Moledina – former GDC director and now EA Partners’ outreach director – will also be speaking at the conference along with Marc Goodhild, the boss of interactive and on-demand for Children's BBC.

Quantic Dream co-CEO Guillaume de Fondaumière, who this week became the new president of the European Games Developer Federation, will be at the show to provide an overview of the ideas and technology behind his company’s latest project, Heavy Rain.

Sony's Peter Edward will be on hand to discuss the opportunities that PS Home can provide game developers, as well as offer a glimpse of new content available for the service.

EA’s Jamil Moledina will head up a panel session called Survival of the Fittest, which explores ways in which the industry can adapt to the global recession.

"The diversity of the line-up we've put together for the GameHorizon Conference reflects the growing scope of the games industry and its market,” said GameHorizon Conference director Carri Cunliffe.

“With presentations from a mix of established players, up-and-coming organisations, analysts and business leaders from outside the industry, delegates at the conference will get a unique insight into where we are today and where the business opportunities will lie around the corner."

The event, which will take place from June 23-24, is expected to see some 300 games industry executives to attend.