The second annual 3D Gaming and Beyond Summit, is almost upon us (September 22nd) at a time when the growth of 3D gaming has been slower than many have expected.
Slow Nintendo 3DS sales have forced the gaming giant to slash the wholesale price of their intially popular glasses free 3D gaming device to stimulate sales, leading to some industry analysists questioning the future of 3D gaming. However, the Senior Content Advisor for the 3D Gaming and Beyond Summit John Gaudiosi offers some words of reassurance for an expectant industry…
"Companies like Sony, Nintendo, NVIDIA, Sprint, LG, AT&T, and HTC are investing heavily in 3D games. But the game industry is also growing at a record pace with Gartner Research forecasting global video game sales reaching $74 billion in 2011”, said John, who is also the Co-Founder of GamerLive.TV. Speakers during the one day event at the Hollywood and Highland centre, CA, will showcase a variety of advancements in the interactive gaming world. “This year's conference is expanding to include some key growth areas like cloud gaming, augmented reality gaming, mobile gaming, and social gaming”, he said.
Also speaking at the event will be Mike Hocking, Vice President of Sony and Director of the Worldwide Studios Stereoscopic 3D Team, who earlier this year showed the 3DTV World Forum audience some 3D gaming tecnologies the company is working on in its R&D labs.
"With 3D content now exploding across movies, TV, and of course video games, including more than 50 titles on PlayStation 3, gamers now have more choices than ever. One of the most important factors in the continued growth of the 3D market is the need for the games industry to produce high quality 3D experiences”, he said.
With Sony pushing stereoscopic 3D with top releases like MLB 11 The Show, Uncharted 3 and Resistance 3, coupled with Nintendo's recent $80 price cut on Nintendo 3DS, and Market and Research forecasting the global 3D TV market will reach $100 billion by 2014; this year’s Summit will highlight the future of this intriguing 3D market.
Mike Hocking will be joining a speaker line-up which will include Matt Costello – President of Polar Productions Ltd, Ethan Einhorn – Creative Director of Sega America, Inc, Matty Rich – Hollywood 3D Director and Game Creator, Shane Shatterfield – VP of Content from MTV Networks, Mike Schramm – Contributing Editor of JoyStiq and Careen Yapp – Vice-President, Acquisitions and Franchise Development from Konami Digital Entertainment.
The second annual 3D Gaming Summit: 3D Gaming and Beyond(R) presented in association with Variety, scheduled for Thursday, September 22, 2011 at the Hollywood & Highland Center, Hollywood, CA. It will be co-located with the 3D Entertainment Summit(R) and the LA Mobile Entertainment Summit(R). The organisers say the three conferences comprise the most comprehensive array of experts, research and analysis covering the 3D and mobile entertainment sectors.
For more information visit the 3D Gaming Summit website
FULL 3D GAMING SUMMIT LINE-UP
Mike Chase, CTO, dinCloud
Matt Costello, President, Polar Productions Ltd.
Ethan Einhorn, Creative, Director, Sega America, Inc.
Loren Lanning, Co-Founder, Odd World Inhabitants
Rick Marazzani, Director of Content and Programming, Exent
Matt Norton, Studio Director, Bigpoint
Chris Petrovic, GM GameStop Digital Ventures, GameStop Corp.
Matty Rich, Hollywood 3D Director and Game Creator
Neil Schneider, Executive Director, S-3D Gaming Alliance and President/CEO, Meant To Be Seen
Mike Schramm, Contributing Editor, JoyStiq
Brian Selzer, President/Co-Founder, Ogmento, Inc
Shane Shatterfield, VP, Content, MTV Networks
Bruno Uzzan, Co-Founder & CEO, Total Immersion
Jay Wright, Senior Director, Business Development, Qualcomm
Careen Yapp, Vice-President, Acquisitions and Franchise Development, Konami Digital Entertainment
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