GDC 2016 wraps up with more than 27,000 attendees
Annual Developers Conference continues to grow
The 2016 Game Developers Conference (GDC) has set a record for event attendance, with more than 27,000 game industry professionals at last week’s conference in San Francisco’s Moscone Center.
The organizers have announced that GDC will return to the Moscone Center in San Francisco from Monday, February 27 to Friday, March 3, 2017, and will see the return of VRDC.
GDC 2016, through its introduction of the VRDC, has helped bring greater focus to the field of Virtual Reality (VR) development, with two days of dedicated talks and sessions surrounding challenges and opportunities tied to the rapidly-maturing field of VR and AR. The event helped to set the stage for Sony Computer Entertainment’s announcement of the price point of $399.99 in the United States and October 2016 release date for their upcoming PlayStation VR headset, which was first unveiled (under the project name Morpheus) at GDC 2014.
GDC 2016 marked the 30th edition of the event.