Mark Cerny to interview Hideo Kojima at Develop:Brighton 2016

Fireside chat as keynote

Mark Cerny to interview Hideo Kojima at Develop:Brighton 2016

The Develop:Brighton 2016 conference will kick off with Metal Gear Solid creator Hideo Kojima in a fireside chat with his friend and industry veteran Mark Cerny.

The hour long session promises to delve into Kojima's inspirations, process and his thoughts on the future of games.

In addition to this, Kojima will be awarded the 2016 Industry Legend Award at the Develop Industry Excellence Awards on the evening of Wednesday 13 July.

Cerny received the same award in 2014.

Stealthy does it

"We're delighted and honoured to announce Hideo Kojima as our keynote speaker for Develop:Brighton 2016," commented event organiser Andy Lane.

"Known the world over as someone who's at the forefront of what's possible within video games, he continually pushes the boundaries.

"Alongside his good friend, Mark Cerny, these gaming legends have an amazing history within the games industry and I'm looking forward to hearing more."

You can find out more about the event, which runs at the Hilton Brighton Metropole from Tuesday 12 to Thursday 14 July via its website.

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