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No Man’s Sky creator Sean Murray to deliver Develop:Brighton keynote

Sean Murray will deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Develop:Brighton conference.

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Sean Murray, founder of Hello Games, will deliver the opening keynote at this year’s Develop:Brighton conference.

Murray’s keynote – titled To Infinity and Beyond – will explore the development and launch of the studio’s ambitious space exploration game, No Man’s Sky.

The talk will be moderated by Edge editor, Nathan Brown, and will examine the design of No Man’s Sky, the polarised reception it received at launch, and the studio’s efforts to improve and expand the game over the past three years.

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Murray touched on similar topics in his talk at the Game Developers Conference, saying: “Our release was one of the most intense and dramatic that I think the games industry has ever seen.”

In recognition of his ‘outstanding achievement and contribution to the industry’, Murray will also receive the first ever Develop Star Award at the Develop:Star Awards on Wednesday, July 10, 2019.

Other speakers at this year’s conference include Weather Factory’s Lottie Bevan, who will speak about the lessons learned during the development of Cultist Simulator, and Ubisoft’s Chris Jenner, who will explore the design of large-scale open worlds. Ukie’s Dr Jo Twist will examine the future of the games industry, and the closing keynote will be delivered by Rebellion’s Chris Kingsley and Jason Kingsley.

Head over to the Develop: Brighton website for the full speaker lineup. The conference runs from July 9-11, 2019 and is once again being held at the Hilton Brighton Metropole.


Image credit: Hello Games

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