Hilmar Pétursson, the CEO of CCP Games
, will keynote Game Developers Conference Europe 2009
in Cologne, Germany. The event runs from August 17 through the 19th at the Cologne Congress Center East. Hilmar's keynote will focus on how CCP Games
rose from being a small Reykjavik-based studio with an obscure niche title to becoming a success story in the MMO industry with the growing popularity of EVE Online
, now running studios in Atlanta and Shanghai, as well as their hometown of Reykjavik.
Perhaps the biggest news here is the reveal hinted at in the CCP Games press release
: "As a testament to the industry's potential for growth despite widespread economic turmoil and as an inspiration for up-and-coming independent studios, Pétursson will give an exclusive first look at the company's latest project, which is currently in pre-production."
We can only assume
this is the World of Darkness
MMO, but it could very well be a closer look at Walking in Stations
or any of the other projects CCP announced
at last year's Fanfest. Regardless of what this new project is, we won't know for sure until August.