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PlayStation at GDC 2019: What We’re Up To

PlayStation at GDC 2019: What We’re Up To
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The annual Game Developer’s Conference is upon us, and we’re excited to meet with many of the talented developers who are gathering here at this event. We’ve put together this post as a guide to all of Sony Interactive Entertainment’s (SIE) GDC activities.

From March 20 through March 22, you can find the PlayStation booth located at Space S527 in the South Hall at San Francisco’s Moscone Center. We’ll have interesting tech, tools and games to show. If you would like to meet with us to talk about the world of PlayStation, stop by for a visit.

Sony Interactive Entertainment developers, programmers, producers, technology specialists, as well as experts from independent development studios will be speaking on a variety of topics throughout the week. Be sure to check out some of the PlayStation sponsored sessions and related talks that are available while you are here.

Additionally, our Recruiting team will be at the booth to talk about opportunities at PlayStation. Recruiters representing multiple businesses will be available to discuss both full time and internship opportunities.

Game Kiosks

Here are some games that will be displayed at our booth. Stay tuned for updates. (Content featured at the booth is subject to change.)

PlayStation 4 / PS4 Pro

  • Heaven’s Vault
  • Falcon Age
  • Jupiter & Mars
  • Indivisible
  • Dreams
  • Days Gone
  • Move or Die

PlayStation VR

  • Trover Saves the Universe
  • Ghost Giant

Tech Kiosks

  • PlayStation HDR Calibration
  • PlayStation HDR Scopes
  • PlayStation Developer Tools – SN Systems
  • PlayStation Developer Tools – Middleware

Dreams Demo

Dreams brings to life the creativity and imagination of its players with a creative suite that’s robust and accessible for all. Join the developers from Media Molecule for an in-depth demo of Dreams’ tools and a look at what the community has already created!

Tools & Middleware Exhibitors

A complete list of Tools & Middleware companies that will be exhibiting at GDC 2019 can be found on our GDC webpage.

PlayStation Related Talks

Throughout GDC there will be PlayStation-related sessions and roundtables focusing on developer topics such as visual arts, audio, design, business & marketing, programming, advocacy, and more. PlayStation-related sessions, locations and schedules are subject to change. For example…

Reinventing ‘God of War’

Speaker: Cory Barlog (Creative Director, Sony Santa Monica Studio)
Location: Room 303, South Hall
Date: Friday, March 22
Time: 10:00am-11:00am

Sponsored Sessions

Building Communities by Increasing Visibility within the Gaming Community

  • Date: Thursday March 21
  • Time: 10:00-11:00
  • Location: Room 2000 West Hall

Session Description: Join PlayStation as we discuss the importance of highlighting and celebrating our diverse communities within video games, as well as the people that make them. In this talk, our panelists will discuss including diverse cultures in recent/upcoming games, featuring strong female leads, people of color, and LGBTQ characters.

Ask PlayStation

The “Ask Third Party Relations @GDC” station will be here throughout GDC to answer licensing and business oriented questions that pertain to PlayStation publishing. Members of our Third Party Relations team will be here to answer them and have discussions with you on a limited appointment basis at GDC.

PlayStation Academic Program

To address the rapidly evolving digital entertainment industry and the need for highly technical and creative skill initiatives, Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) offers an academic program to champion the next generation of PlayStation-savvy creators! Our aim is to establish partnerships with select universities and academic institutions inspired by PlayStation technologies as a critical part of their teaching curriculum.

For more information about the academic program available in your region, educators can send an expression of interest to: applications@ps-edu.scedev.net. Only requests from qualified school representatives will be responded to — interested students should ask their teacher to submit the request.

AfroDev

AfroDev is a collaboration of BEAT! (Black EA Team!), PAAN (Playstation African American Network) and BIG (Blacks In Gaming) affinity groups with a focus on networking members within the gaming industry. Blacks In Gaming (BIG) has been one of the independent organizations we can look to who have recognized the need to have a resource and build community among African Americans in the games industry.

AfroDev will be held Tuesday evening, March 19, from 5:00pm-9:00pm at MoAD (Museum of African Diaspora) in SF centrally located to GDC.

Address: 685 Mission St, San Francisco, CA 94105

5:00pm to 6:00pm: Doors Open, Check-in, Pre-Awards Power Networking Session, Museum 2nd and 3rd Galleries open during this time. *Complimentary beverages and food will be served (1st Floor Only)
6:00pm to 7:00pm: 3rd Annual Blacks In Gaming Awards Show
7:00pm to 8:00pm: Post Awards Reception (Lobby)

Careers at SIE

Our Recruiting team will be at the booth to talk about opportunities at PlayStation. Recruiters from multiple locations will be available to discuss both full time and internship opportunities.

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