GCDC 2008 headlines

Crytek: Crysis cost $22 million, next engine due 2012

Speaking at GCDC yesterday ahead of Games Convention this morning, Crytek’s Cevat Yerli confirmed that Crysis cost $22 million to make. The dev boss also said that the next version of CryEngine would be due in 2012. Thanks, Joystiq.

  • Sony has lost more on the PS3 than it made on the PS2, says Perry

    Speaking at the Games Convention Developers Conference this afternoon, industry stalwart Dave Perry said that Sony has lost more money selling PlayStation 3s than it made selling PlayStation 2s during the entire five years of its peak. Perry backed up the statement quoting statistics that he obtained from research firm, DFC Intelligence. He added that […]

  • PS4 and Xbox '720' to arrive in 2011/12, says Crytek

    Crytek president and CEO, Cevat Yerli, said at the Games Developers Conference in Leipzig this week that “PlayStation 4 and Xbox ‘720’ will arrive in 2011 or 2012.” “The PlayStation 4 and Xbox ‘720’ will arrive in 2011 or 2012, we think,” said Yerli. “But this is just our estimate – we don’t know, and […]

  • "Arms race" makes sequel development tougher, says Capps

    Speaking in his GCDC keynote today, Epic boss Mike Capps has said simple tit-for-tat feature comparison makes his life more difficult, especially when developing sequels. “Making a sequel to a game is always tougher – especially given the arms race we’re seeing in videogames development,” he said. “Games do not compete in fun experiences, they […]

  • Chris Taylor and Demigod keynoting GCDC 08

    Leipziger Messe’s announced that Gas Powered Games’ Chris Taylor is to keynote GCDC this year with a talk about upcoming RPG/RTS, Demigod. “Our goal is to present keynote speakers that inspire our attendees, while providing valuable insight into the changing landscape of the games industry,” said GCDC boss Frank Sliwka. “Chris Taylor’s participation takes the […]

  • Dave Perry to keynote GCDC

    According to this GI report, Acclaim’s David Perry is to keynote GCDC this year. The conference is the development-led precursor to Leipziger Messe’s Games Convention. Frank Sliwka, project director for GCDC, said: “David Perry has helped shape the history of videogaming having worked on some of the industry’s best-selling titles over the past few decades. […]

  • Capps to give Gears 2 keynote at GCDC

    Epic president Mike Capps will keynote GCDC this year, say this GI story, with the speech apparently focusing on Gear 2 development. “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. “Epic Games […]

  • Leipzig plans Games Convention for 2009

    Games Convention owner Leipziger Messe has confirmed today that the show is still scheduled to happen in Leipzig in 2009. The news comes in the wake of an joint announcement from the BIU [Germany’s answer to ELSPA or ESA – Ed] and Koelnmesse that a new event, GAMESCom, is to be held in Cologne in […]

  • Confirmed: Games Convention moved to Cologne, renamed GAMESCom

    Breaking news from the Leipzig press conference. Leipziger Messe has just confirmed that Games Convention as we know it is no more, and that the event has been moved to Cologne for 2009. Its new name is GAMESCom. Update: Eurogamer.de’s just published this. The new show is being moved from August to September. Better travel […]

  • Games Convention press conference 10am Monday, confusion over new name

    Following heavy speculation that Games Convention was to move to Cologne from Leipzig, German newspaper the FAZ has reported that the move is in fact correct, and that the new name for the show is Games Con. “That report’s not official,” said a senior German source. “FAZ seems to know something, the local paper in […]

  • Senior German source "99 percent sure" Games Convention move is true

    A senior German industry source has told VG247 that he is “99 percent sure” that today’s Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) speculation report that 2009’s Games Convention will be held in Cologne is correct. The story said that Games Convention is to move to Cologne next year, but may undergo a name change. It also said […]

  • Heavy rumour links Games Convention with Cologne move for 2009

    A move for Games Convention has been rumoured for at least the last three years, but the story entered a far more convincing stage today as it hit Germany’s mainstream press. According to this report in German financial paper Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, the show is to be moved from Leipzig in east Germany to Cologne […]

  • GCDC puts out call for speakers

    The Games Convention Developers Conference (GCDC) is asking for papers this morning and will be accepting proposals for this year’s event until April 30. The trade conference runs alongside giant German expo Games Convention in Leipzig, Germany, this year starting on August 20. Applicable topics include all the usual tradey stuff, such as “market insights, […]