Microsoft's John Schappert Keynoting at GDC 08

Amazingly, it's been a few years since Microsoft gave a keynote speech at the Game Developers Conference. They'll correct that this year, with John Schappert on hand.

The CMP Game Group, today announced that John Schappert, Microsoft's Corporate Vice President of Live, Software and Services for the Interactive Entertainment Business will give a keynote address at the 2008 Game Developers Conference (GDC). He will give a speech titled "A Future Wide Open: Unleashing the Creative Community" where he will talk about democratizing game development, and the role of online gaming for his company's plans in the coming year for the Xbox 360. Schappert's speech will mark the first GDC Microsoft keynote since 2005.

"The Game Developers Conference is the premiere stage for industry leaders to present their strategies for advancing the state of the art of games," said Jamil Moledina, executive director of the GDC. "Given John's experience and the Microsoft game development team behind him, we are confident that our attendees will not want to miss this glimpse into the future of how games will be made."

GDC, will take place February 18 - 22, 2008 in the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.

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