GDC 2019 Googles Play for Gaming Ubiquity Rise of Ray Tracing Store

first_imgThe Game Developers Conference finished up Friday evening, wrapping one of the most exciting GDCs in recent memory with Google’s splashy entrance into AAA video gaming, the emergence of real-time ray tracing as a compelling technology for film, TV, and games, and the growing war between two global estore powerhouses: Valve’s Steam and the Epic Games Store.Those big announcements, proclamations, news, and game reveals were mixed in with a rich selection of talks that offered insight into the artistry, technology, and methodology of video game development. Talks included insight from Disney’s famed Imagineers, discussions of esports, deep dives into historically famous games and last year’s massive hits.And then there were the awards; celebrations of the past year’s biggest independent titles, the biggest mainstream hits, and a celebration of audio in game design. Popular on Variety Below you’ll find all of Variety’s coverage of this year’s Game Developers Conference to date, with much more to come.Awards‘God of War’ Named Game Developer Choice Awards Game of the Year‘God of War’ Wins Six G.A.N.G. Awards, Including Audio of the Year‘Return of the Obra Dinn’ Wins IGF Seumas McNally Grand PrizeEpic Versus SteamEvents, Library Overhaul Coming to Valve’s Steam StoreEpic Game Store Redesign, User Reviews, Gifting InboundEpic Talks Exclusives, Tencent, ‘Metro’ BacklashEpic Store Won’t Sell Unrated, ‘Adults Only’ GamesEpic Gives Away Online Services Behind ‘Fortnite’‘Control,’ ‘Outer Worlds,’ ‘Ancestors’ Among Dozen Games Coming to Epic Games StoreEpic Game Store Exclusives Coming to Humble Store‘Heavy Rain,’ ‘Beyond Two Souls,’ ‘Detroit’ Coming to PC Via Epic Games StoreEpic Games Unveils $100 Million ‘MegaGrants’ for Film, Game, Other CreatorsGamesCinematic Platformer ‘Stela’ Focuses on Depth, MysteryVertigo Games Believes ‘Location-Based Virtual Reality’ Is Future of VR‘After Party’  Builds Off of ‘Oxenfree’ Design to Create Hellish, Hilarious GameplayHow ‘Vampire: The Masquerade – Bloodlines 2’ Builds on Series’ Legacy‘Speaking Simulator’ and the Fine Art of TalkingRebellion Is Putting Players Back Behind Enemy Lines in Remastered ‘Sniper Elite V2’‘Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden’ Coming to Nintendo SwitchAfter ‘Dead Cells,’ Developer Motion Twin Is Open to AnythingMagic Leap Unveils Latest Multiplayer VR Prototype at GDC 2019‘System Shock 3’ Gets Brief Teaser (Watch)‘Call of Duty: Mobile’ Public Beta Hits This Summer (Watch)Supernova Uses Funding, Leadership Coaching to Reduce Risk of Game DevelopmentRay TracingNvidia’s Big Bet on Ray Tracing Pays OffUnreal Unveils Astounding Real-Time Cinematic Tech Demo ‘Troll’ (Watch)Unity Pushes For Unreal Parity as Next-Gen ApproachesUnity’s Latest Demo is Visually Stunning ‘The Heretic’ (Watch)StadiaGoogle Stadia is a Net Neutrality NightmareGoogle’s Cloud Platform Pushes Into AAA, Stadia Won’t Require Its UseGame Industry Has Mixed Reactions to Google StadiaGoogle’s Stadia Aims to Turn Any Screen Into a Powerful Gaming ConsoleWatch Google’s Game Stream Tech Unveiling Live HereGoogle Pop-Up Museum Teases New Logo, Possible Gaming HardwareTalksWhat Game Workers Can Learn From Other Labor Organizations‘Pokemon Go’ Creator on Augmented Reality’s Massive PotentialEx-Westwood Devs Reminisce About Making Original ‘Command & Conquer’To Survive, ‘EverQuest’ Must Honor Past, Embrace FutureDisney Parks Attraction Creators Compare Crafting Video Games With Real-World ExperiencesXbox Woos Mobile Developers With Xbox Live FunctionalityHow to Build an Inclusive Game Studio Culture‘Astro Bot Rescue Bot’ Creator Explains Celebrated VR Game9 Games Industry Veterans Offer Insight at GDC Microtalks‘Tetris Effect’s’ Development Was Anything but Zen-Like‘No Man’s Sky’s’ Disastrous, Wonderful, Amazing JourneyHow Blizzard Reduced Toxic Behavior With ‘Overwatch’s’ Endorsement SystemGDC Women in Gaming Rally Puts Spotlight on Inclusion, Accessibility in IndustryHow IBM Is Using AI to Build the Future of Esports CastingIndie Devs Sound Off on Diversity, Ethics, Deadlines Without CrunchDoctors Look to Virtual Reality to Treat Chronic PainThe Struggles of South African Indie Game DevelopmentAmazon Focused on Building the Game Industry’s Digital InfrastructureJason Rohrer: Design ‘Unique Situation Generators,’ Not ‘Consumable Games’Altruism is Paramount in Thatgamecompany’s ‘Sky’The Problem of Toxicity in Esports (and Two Solutions)‘ICO,’ ‘Shadow of the Colossus’ Animator Explains Challenges of Creating VR CharactersThe Changing Face of Video Game CrowdfundingRoad to GDC: Missed OpportunitiesRoad to GDC: The Future of Gaming Is AIRoad to GDC: Curating Video Gamescenter_img ×Actors Reveal Their Favorite Disney PrincessesSeveral actors, like Daisy Ridley, Awkwafina, Jeff Goldblum and Gina Rodriguez, reveal their favorite Disney princesses. Rapunzel, Mulan, Ariel,Tiana, Sleeping Beauty and Jasmine all got some love from the Disney stars.More VideosVolume 0%Press shift question mark to access a list of keyboard shortcutsKeyboard Shortcutsplay/pauseincrease volumedecrease volumeseek forwardsseek backwardstoggle captionstoggle fullscreenmute/unmuteseek to %SPACE↑↓→←cfm0-9Next UpJennifer Lopez Shares How She Became a Mogul04:350.5x1x1.25×1.5x2xLive00:0002:1502:15last_img read more