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GDC had its best year ever, with over 27,000 attendees

This year's GDC was the biggest ever, with 27,000 attendees.

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Anthony Garreffa
Published Tue, Mar 22 2016 5:28 AM CDT   |   Updated Tue, Jun 16 2020 4:29 PM CDT

GDC 2016 - This year's Game Developers Conference was so popular it broke records, with UBM Game Network reporting that it was a record-breaking GDC with 27,000 attendees.

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GDC GM Meggan Scavio explains: "This year's GDC, paired with the inaugural VRDC, allows us to look both backwards at the legacy and lessons of previous years, and forward to the future of games and VR experiences. Even in its 30th edition, GDC continues to evolve and grow to encompass all of the key lessons, advancements and artistic strides that the industry makes. Once again, the staff, volunteers, speakers, students and attendees have made GDC 2016 an amazing, fun and safe show all around".

She continued: "As technologies mature and tastes in games change, we're happy have a place for all of our friends, colleagues and soon-to-be-friends to meet about, learn about and discuss the games and VR experiences that we love. Games are becoming the most popular form of entertainment in the modern world, so it's only appropriate that GDC carry with it the same spirit of fun, adventure and discovery as the games themselves, just as it has since its beginning".

GDC 2017 will take place at the Moscone Center once again between February 27 and March 3.

NEWS SOURCE:gamesindustry.biz

Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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