Now that the dust has settled on GDC 2016, event organizers have confirmed that this year’s Game Developers Conference proved to be a record-breaker, pulling in more than 27,000 attendees across the four-day event.
Thanks in large part to the advent of virtual reality — PlayStation VR was priced and dated during the show — an official statement from Meggan Scavio, General Manager of GDC, noted that even in its 30th edition, “GDC continues to evolve.”
“This year’s GDC, paired with the inaugural VRDC [Virtual Reality Developers Conference], allows us to look both backwards at the legacy and lessons of previous years, and forward to the future of games and VR experiences. Even in its 30th edition, GDC continues to evolve and grow to encompass all of the key lessons, advancements, and artistic strides that the industry makes.”
GDC 2017 has been dated, too, with the annual developer’s conference now slated to descend on the Moscone Center in San Francisco from February 27 to March 3, 2017.