The official DICE Summit website has announced that Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro will be keynote speakers during the summit taking place Feb. 16-18. They will ‘offer insight into their creative vision and the driving forces behind their artistic pursuits’. The discussion will be moderated by Geoff Keighley.
The Academy of Interactive Arts & Sciences is pleased to announce world-renowned game creator and auteur Hideo Kojima will join film director, screenwriter, producer and novelist Guillermo del Toro to present the Thursday afternoon Keynote Address at the 2016 D.I.C.E. Summit (#DICE2016) conference, taking place Feb. 16-18, 2016, at the Mandalay Bay Convention Center.
In a session titled “A Conversation with Hideo Kojima and Guillermo del Toro,” these master storytellers will offer insight into their creative vision and the driving forces behind their artistic pursuits. Moderated by longtime video game host and producer Geoff Keighley, this conversation will revisit some of their fondest memories from their own individual careers as well as some of the pivotal moments from each other’s work that remain a constant source of inspiration.
Last month it was already announced Kojima will receive a Hall of Fame Award presented by del Toro during this event, but this recent announcement could mean we hear a bit more about Kojima’s ideas for the future. Del Toro and Kojima were originally going to work together on Silent Hills, until the project was cancelled due to Kojima leaving Konami. However, it looks like a collaboration between the two storytellers may still happen in the future.
Source: DICE Summit