Thu, Jun 11, 2009 | 17:12 BST
EVE Online’s Hilmar Pètursson to keynote GDC Europe, show new title
CCP’s Hilmar Pètursson will be one of the keynote speakers at GDC Europe in August.
The CEO’s speech is titled “CCP: Winning the War”, which discusses the company’s success stemming from near obscurity to producing one of the largest MMOs out there, EVE Online.
“GDC Europe is gearing up to be one of the industry’s most essential events,” said Petursson. “I am honored to have this opportunity to share some of the valuable lessons CCP has learned with such a prestigious audience.”
Pètursson will also provide an exclusive first look at CCP’s latest project, which is currently in pre-production and could be any number of titles the firm is working on.
More than likely it’s either the MMO World of Darkness or the upcoming first-person shooter set in New Eden.
Press release through the jump.
CCP CEO to Deliver Keynote Address at 2009 Game Developers Conference Europe
Berlin, Germany – June 10, 2009 – Hilmar Pètursson, Chief Executive Officer of CCP, one of the world’s largest independent game developers, will deliver a keynote address at the 2009 Game Developers Conference Europe entitled, “CCP: Winning the War”.
GDC Europe will take place August 17-19, 2009 at Cologne Congress Center East in Cologne, Germany, bringing together top talent from across the globe to meet, exchange ideas and showcase some of the recent advances in video games and supporting technology.
In his address, Pètursson will discuss CCP’s rise to success from relative obscurity and how the small Reykjavik-based studio overcame the stigma of producing a niche product that’s now one of the largest massively multiplayer games (MMOGs) in the world: EVE Online. As a testament to the industry’s potential for growth despite widespread economic turmoil and as an inspiration for up-and-coming independent studios, Petursson will give an exclusive first look at the company’s latest project, which is currently in pre-production.
“GDC Europe is gearing up to be one of the industry’s most essential events. I am honored to have this opportunity to share some of the valuable lessons CCP has learned with such a prestigious audience,” said Hilmar Pètursson.
Appointed CEO in January of 2004, Pètursson has led CCP’s explosive growth in terms of size and influence, including the company’s expansion into Asia and North America. Earlier this year, CCP announced plans for an extensive global expansion of the company, reflecting the global uptake of MMOGs and as evidenced by EVE’s ongoing prosperity.
To learn more about this keynote, and the up-to-date speaker and session lineup for GDC Europe visit: www.gdceurope.com.