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FF XI developer Tanaka to give Austin GDC keynote

The CMP Game Group has announced that Hiromichi Tanaka, executive officer at Square Enix, will be delivering the international keynote at the Austin GDC.

The CMP Game Group has announced that Hiromichi Tanaka, executive officer at Square Enix, will be delivering the international keynote at the Austin GDC.

âWe are honoured to have Hiromichi Tanaka, a leading figure in the online game developer community deliver the International Keynote at this yearâs event,â said Jane Pinckard, Austin GDC's content manager. "Tanaka's presence at our conference is indicative of the event's global appeal."

Tanaka is best known as the lead developer on Final Fantasy XI, the first game in the series to allow cross platform online play between PC and console. His keynote will address the challenges of designing a multiplatform MMO.

The Austin GDC takes place in Austin, Texas from September 5 through September 7.

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