Hiromichi Tanaka, Executive Officer at Square Enix, announced today that he would be participating as the international keynote during the Austin Game Developers Conference. This event will be held on September 5-7 at the Austin Convention Center in Austin, Texas. For more information on the event, readers can visit the event's official site.
Tanaka is best known as the leading developer on Final Fantasy XI, the first game in the series to promote cross-platform communication. Due to this, his keynote will address the challenges and triumphs of designing an MMO for a multiplatform experience.
"We are honored to have Hiromichi Tanaka, a leading figure in the online game developer community deliver the international Keynote at this year's event," said Jane Pinckard, Content Manager for Austin GDC. "Tanaka's presence at our conference is indicative of the event's global appeal. The Austin GDC attracts both national and international attendees due to its historically laid back and intimate environment, and specialized industry topics covered via the show program."