Jason West and Vince Zampella to speak at QuakeCon

Friday, 30 July 2010 21:40 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

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Bethesda’s just revealed that ex-Infinity Ward bosses Jason West and Vince Zampella are to speak at QuakeCon this year.

Announced rather cryptically, Bethesda’s Pete Hines and Nick Breckon revealed the news via Facebook and Twitter, respectively.

This will be the first speaking engagement for the Respawn Entertainment founders since the massive Infinity Ward blow-up with Activision, and their sacking from the studio.

Maybe Respawn’s first game will be announced. Maybe. Patcher reckons it’s a space-shooter. Maybe.

QuakeCon 2010 takes place August 12-15 at the Hilton Anatole Hotel in Dallas, Texas.

Hines went on to confirm Todd Howard, Harvey Smith, Emil Pagliarulo, Chris Rhinehart, Matt Carofano, John Carmack, Tim Willits and Richard Garriott as speakers for the event.

Sounds like it won’t be one to miss.

Here’s the full schedule:

Thursday August 12

12:30 PM – Cortez Room – “The World of Design” panel

  • Joel Burgess – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Matt Hooper – id Software
  • Neil Alphonso – Splash Damage
  • Todd Alderman – Respawn Entertainment

2:30 PM – Grand Ballroom – “QuakeCon Kick Off”

  • Todd Hollenshead welcomes QuakeCon attendees
  • John Carmack – Annual Keynote

5:30 PM – Grand Ballroom – “Rocket Talk”

John Carmack and Richard Garriott share their passion for rockets and space travel in this special QuakeCon presentation

Friday August 13:

11:00 AM – Grand Ballroom – “Building Blockbusters” panel

  • Jason West – Respawn Entertainment
  • Tim Willits – id Software
  • Todd Howard – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Vince Zampella – Respawn Entertainment

1:00 PM – Cortez Room – “Building Immersive Worlds and Stories” panel

  • Chris Rhinehart – Human Head
  • Emil Pagliarulo – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Harvey Smith – Arkane Studios
  • Raphael Colantonio –  Arkane Studios

2:00 PM – Grand Ballroom – “Special RAGE Presentation”

  • Tim Willits – id Software
  • Matt Hooper – id Software

4:00 PM – Cortez Room – “Let There Be Sound” panel

  • Chris Sweetman – Splash Damage
  • Christian Antkow – id Software
  • Mark Lampert – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Zack Quarles – id Software

5:00 PM – Cortez Room “The Art of the Game” panel

  • Matt Carofano – Bethesda Game Studios
  • Olivier Leonardi – Splash Damage
  • Stephan Martine – id Software
  • Viktor Antonov – Arkane Studios

Saturday August 14:

11:00am – Grand Ballroom – “Special Brink Presentation”

Paul Wedgwood, CEO of Splash Damage and Game Director of Brink will be on hand to share a presentation of the game with QuakeCon attendees.

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