In a press release sent to Gaming Cypher this morning from the Tokyo Game Show 2014, many new details have been revealed.
August 7, 2014 Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. TGS Forum 2014 / Asia Game Business Summit 2014 =================================================================== Google will take the podium at the keynote session of TOKYO GAME SHOW for the first time =================================================================== Advance registration for TGS2014 “Business Days” starts on August 7th TOKYO GAME SHOW 2014 (TGS 2014), organized by the Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association (CESA) in cooperation with Nikkei Business Publications, Inc. (Nikkei BP), has finalized the outline of TGS Forum 2014 included “Keynote Session” and Asia Game Business Summit 2014. [TGS Forum 2014: Keynote Session] Date: Thursday, September 18, 2014 Venue: Event Stage in Hall 8 *Simultaneous interpretation: Available [Part 1] 10:30am - 11:25am <Theme> “Diversified Game Platforms x Globalized Games = Road to Success” (tentative title) In addition to family game consoles and PCs, platforms such as smartphone and cloud which assume the network connection are spreading worldwide. Increasingly, game companies are faced to select to which platform they should pour their resources. In particular, in building a business which assumes the global implementation, the markets such as smartphones and clouds are gaining an important position, because direct reactions can be obtained in those markets. We will invite industry’s top corporate executives who have succeeded in the gaming markets for smartphones both in Japan and overseas to find out about the success in global business. <Panelists> - Eiji Takahashi (COO, Alim Co., Ltd.) - Naruatsu Baba (President and CEO, COLOPL, Inc.) - Haruki Satomi (CEO, SEGA Networks Co., Ltd.) - Makoto Asanuma (Member of the Board, BANDAI NAMCO Games Inc.) - Shin Unozawa (Chairman, The Computer Entertainment Supplier’s Association) <Keynote Session Moderator> - Naoki Asami (Managing Director, Nikkei BP) [Part 2] 11:30am - 12:25pm <Theme> New Game World Trail Blazed by Google (tentative title) The world largest Internet firm, “Google” will take the podium at the keynote session of the TOKYO GAME SHOW for the first time. They’re scheduled to talk to the Business Day visitors about a gaming world to be established, focusing on its Google Play. <Panelists> Chris Yerga （Google Regional Director, Google Play Asia-Pacific & Engineering Director）
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Source: TGS Press Release