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Hideo Kojima to keynote Develop Brighton

Master auteur will also pick up Industry Legend award

Hideo Kojima has been revealed as a keynote speaker for Develop in Brighton 2016, with the Japanese director taking part in an hour-long fireside chat with Mark Cerny at 10am on Wednesday July 13.

Kojima, who made his name with Konami, particularly with the Metal Gear Solid series, will also be awarded an industry Industry Legend Award at the Develop awards on the evening of the thirteenth.

"We're delighted and honoured to announce Hideo Kojima as our keynote speaker for Develop:Brighton 2016," said organiser Andy Lane. "Known the world over as someone who's at the forefront of what's possible within video games, he continually pushes the boundaries. Alongside his good friend, Mark Cerny, these gaming legends have an amazing history within the games industry and I'm looking forward to hearing more." is a media partner for the show and will be bringing you all of the news and interviews from the event. In addition, the legendary GI party will take place at Patterns, Brighton, after the Develop awards on the thirteenth. Tickets will be available via Eventbrite.

Develop:Brighton runs from July 12-14 at the Hotel Metropole in Brighton, UK. If you're interested in attending, tickets are available here, with a ten per cent discount available for GI readers using the code DEV16GI at checkout.

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