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Dark Souls and Ico creators to discuss their careers in joint keynote at Reboot Develop Blue

Hidetaka Miyazaki and Fumito Ueda will participate in a unique, two-way keynote at Croatian developer conference

Reboot Develop Blue has added From Software CEO Hidetaka Miyazaki to its speaker line-up.

Miyazaki, who is best known as the director of Dark Souls, will take part in a unique session with genDESIGN founder Fumito Ueda, in which both designers will discuss their careers and their views on the games industry.

Reboot Develop Blue 2019 has already announced a number of influential speakers: Improbable COO Bill Roper, Remedy Entertainment CEO Tero Virtala, Subset Games founder Justin Ma, Larian Studios CEO Swen Vincke, and a large contingent from Halo developer 343 Industries -- including studio heads Kiki Wolfkill and Chris Lee.

In addition to From Software's Miyazaki, other new additions to the Dubrovnik-based event's line-up include George Krstic, director of story at Blizzard Entertainment, Raw Fury founder Jonas Antonsson, Jumpship co-founder Dino Patti, and Playground Games creative director Ralph Fulton

Reboot Develop Blue 2019 expects to host 120 speakers - fewer than half of which have been announced so far - with more than 2000 attendees from the global games industry arriving to watch their talks.

The event is held in Dubrovnik, Croatia from April 11 to 13. You can find the full speaker line-up on the official Reboot Develop Blue website.

GamesIndustry.biz is a media partner of Reboot Develop Blue. We will attend and report from the event with assistance from the organiser.

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