The AIAS has announced that Bethesda’s Todd Howard will be providing the opening keynote during the D.I.C.E. Summit. Howard’s talk will focus on game development and player experience and is titled “Why We Create, Why We Play.” “The 2012 D.I.C.E. Summit will kick off with one of the most distinguished creative minds of our time with Todd Howard as our Opening Keynote speaker,” said Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences president Martin Rae in the press release. “Todd’s many contributions to the industry have greatly advanced our understanding of player interaction and engagement. His games take players on journeys through distant fantasy worlds and post apocalyptical universes that are driving a new generation of entertainment.” D.I.C.E. will take place February 7-9 in Las Vegas, Nevada at the Red Rock Resort.