The Games Developers Conference 2008 has announced an initial line-up of sessions for the February event, with representatives behind some of the industry's biggest titles in attendance.
BioShock's Ken Levine will be discussing story-telling in the award-winning first-person shooter, while on a more technical level Richard Evans of Electronic Arts will be discussing AI in The Sims 3.
Harmonix will be at the event to discuss a brand new title, yet to be officially announced, but one that uses the company's proven beat-matching formula without including additional gaming peripherals.
Bungie will be on hand to discuss multiplayer tech behind Halo 3, while a second session will look at community involvement in the multi-million selling Xbox 360 shooter.
Representatives who have worked on blockbuster titles such as Heavenly Sword and Crysis, and forthcoming titles World in Conflict, Drake's Fortune and LEGO Universe are also speaking at the event, which takes place at the Moscone Center, San Francisco, February 18 — 22, 2008.
Running alongside the main GDC sessions will be the Casual Games Summit, the Worlds in Motion Summit, Serious Games Summit, GDC Mobile and the Independent Games Summit.
The initial line-up of sessions and speakers for 2008 can be read here.