With jetlag only just starting to subside from attending the recent Game Developers Conference
, plans are already in place for the annual gathering's sister event
in Canada. Taking place next month, the show will feature a keynote address by BioWare
co-founders Ray Muzyka and Greg Zeschuk speaking on what the pair describe as gaming's "new frontier."
The keynote, titled "Emotionally Engaging Narrative: Gaming's New Frontier," will likely build on comments made in April
regarding the impassioned Mass Effect sequel
, which according to BioWare won't "shy away from emotionally engaging moments." The event will also feature a keynote by Microsoft's Don Mattrick
, as well as speakers from EA's Black Box and Maxis studios, both of which have been looking noticeably thinner
of late. GDC Canada is scheduled to take over the Vancouver Convention & Exhibition Centre from May 12-13, leaving us a little time to find a way out of these tauntaun husks and brave the chilly north.