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Take-Two's Strauss Zelnick to open GI Live: Online

Plus Velan Studios' Guha Bala and Zordix boss Christina Seelye

Take-Two CEO Strauss Zelnick will kick off GI Live: Online on Tuesday, May 31st.

The leading publisher boss will discuss the future of the games industry in a video interview with GamesIndustry.biz.

GI Live: Online is a two-day event designed to connect creators with investors, publishers and service companies. The event runs across all time zones and tickets are on sale here.

Zelnick is part of a line-up of speakers who will be talking about the future direction of video games, including investment, consolidation, marketing and the metaverse.

Zordix and Maximum Games CEO Christina Seelye has joined the roster to discuss the industry consolidation and the challenges of the 'post-consolidation era'.

Elsewhere, Velan Studios president Guha Bala is back to share the studio's lessons from the launch and first year of their game Knockout City.

We also have a number of panels taking place over the event. The first is on innovative ways indie games can get noticed, featuring games developer Rami Ismail, PR experts Caroline Miller (Indigo Pearl) and Emily Britt (Diva Agency), and marketing veteran Jo Cooke (Curve).

We will also be discussing the Metaverse and why it's proving exciting to those outside of games, featuring Warner Music's Alex Kamins, Lego's Rob Lowe and Hiro Capital's Cherry Freeman.

Other sessions during the event include roundtables with Simon Byron (Yogcast), Jenny Windom (Kowloon Nights) and Valve. Plus Newzoo's Jay Uppal will be sharing insight and data around the 'Role of Diversity, Equity & Inclusion in the Games Industry'.

Plus more keynotes and speakers to be announced.

Alongside the talks and roundtables, meetings will be taking place across the event between game developers, investors, service companies and publishers. Companies signed up include Bandai Namco, Devolver, Digital Extremes, EA Originals, Focus Home Interactive, GamesCo London, LEGO Ventures, London Venture Partners, Marvelous Europe, Snail Games, Transcend Fund, Twitch and XR Games, with many more to be revealed.

Developer tickets are $30 and are on sale now.

In addition to the normal tickets, attendees can also buy an add-on ticket for additional promotion to event attendees and to readers of GamesIndustry.biz.

Interested in sponsoring and speaking at GI Live: Online 2022? Contact George Corner for more information or to receive our media pack.

For up-to-date information on attendees and speakers, check out live.gamesindustry.biz.

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