Intihar will speak on the development of Insomniac’s Spider-Man while Layden gives the opening keynote.
PlayStation’s Shawn Layden and Insomniac Games’ Bryan Intihar have joined the roster of DICE 2019 speakers.
According to the 2019 Dice Summit website, Layden will open the conference with a keynote presentation, and Intihar will join Insomniac CEO Ted Price for an in-depth conversation on the development of Marvel’s Spider-Man. The DICE 2019 Summit takes place Feb. 11-13 at the Aria Resort and Hotel in Las Vegas.
Acting President and CEO of the Entertainment Software Association (ESA), Stanley Pierre-Louis, will give a talk on “What the WHO has wrong about video games.” Although the DICE Summit site does not explicitly detail the contents of his talk, it could refer to the World Health Organization’s recent addition of “gaming disorder” to the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11).
Sarah Bond, Head of Global Gaming Partnerships and Development at Xbox/Microsoft is also set to present at the summit, although her topic has not yet been announced. Layden, Intihar, Pierre-Louis, and Bond will join the previously announced speakers; Weta Workshop’s Greg Broadmore, writer and game director Amy Hennig, Double Fine’s Tim Schafer, and Ubisoft’s Yves Jacquier, PhD.