EGX 2017 is now only 3 weeks away and details of the developer sessions are now being announced. The developer sessions are one of my favourite parts of the show, and two highlights of 2016 were the sessions ran by IO Interactive on Hitman and Playground on Forza Horizon 3.
Three of the sessions for 2017 have now been announced.
Monolith Productions’ Bob Roberts (Design Director) will deliver a presentation on Middle-earth: Shadow of War, which is the follow up to 2014’s multi-award winning open world adventure, Shadow of Mordor. In his session, taking place at 12pm on Saturday, Bob Roberts will give attendees a detailed and interactive look at the expanded Nemesis System in the new game set for release this October.
Julian Gollop, the original creator of X-COM: UFO Defense, and Jake Solomon, creative director of the current XCOM series, will appear together in a session titled ‘The Past, Present & Future of XCOM’. The duo will be joined by Eurogamer’s Chris Bratt to discuss the history of the iconic strategy franchise and the future of the genre. XCOM devotees will not want to miss this. The session will take place at 5pm (BST) on Friday.
This is the second session to feature Julian Gollop. Earlier the same day at 2pm (BST), attendees will be have the opportunity to watch the legendary designer present his new strategy game, Phoenix Point.
Finally, at 3pm on Friday, developers from Failbetter Games, the team behind Fallen London and Sunless Sea, will present a session on their new title, Sunless Skies. Attendees will hear more about the game, which is in Steam Early Access, from Chris Gardiner (Narrative Director), Adam Myers (Analytics Director) and Lottie Bevan (Producer). They’ll reveal what players can expect to find currently and the plans for future content. They’ll also be taking questions from the audience so come prepared!
Those not at EGX will be able to catch all the sessions live on Twitch and it’ll be available to watch later on the EGX YouTube channel.