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PlayStation legend Shuhei Yoshida joins GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit

PlayStation's indie leader will moderate a special panel

PlayStation leader and industry veteran Shuhei Yoshida will moderate a special panel at the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit in February.

Yoshida has been tasked to lead the renewed indie development initiative within Sony Interactive Entertainment ahead of the launch of PlayStation 5 in 2020. His new job title is Head of Indies Initiatives.

The PAX East Investment Summit will take place in Boston on Thursday, February 27th. The event connects developers together with publishers, platform holders and investors, and is designed to get games and studios funded. Now in its tenth year, the Summit has generated millions of dollars for game creators worldwide.

The event begins with a conference, which this year will include PlayStation, Kickstarter and Xsolla (with more to be announced). Followed by a networking lunch and a meeting system where developers have the chance to speak with publishers and investors one-to-one (meetings are at the discretion of the publishers and investors). Tickets are on sale now and also includes a pass to PAX East for both Thursday and Friday.

Publishers and investors signed up for the event include Humble Bundle, Ubisoft, Gearbox, TinyBuild, Merge Games, Snail Games and Super.com, with many more to be announced.

PAX East indie exhibitors can request a free pass from us right here. Free passes are limited.

Publishers and investors looking to attend the Summit are encouraged to buy a table to meet with studios. Tables cost $700 and can be booked by emailing Jamie.Sefton@gamesindustry.biz.

Xsolla is the headline sponsor for the event, which will take place at the Aloft Hotel next door to PAX East in Boston. Interested in being a sponsor for the Investment Summit? Contact our events manager Charlotte Nangle through here.

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Christopher Dring

Head of Games B2B

Chris is a 15-year media veteran specialising in the business of video games. And, erm, Doctor Who