Erick Passos is Senior Engineer at Exit Games. At Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki he'll be giving a talk called How Rollback Networking will Revolutionize Game Development.
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Passos is currently part of the core development team of the Photon Quantum deterministic online multiplayer game engine at Exit Games, in Hamburg, Germany.
In the past, he founded and lead his own game studio (Sertão Games, between 2012 and 2016).
He was also a computer science professor in Brazil from 2004 to 2016, and a visiting researcher at the MIT MediaLab between 2010 and 2011.
PocketGamer.Biz: What does your role at the company entail?
Erick Passos: I'm one of the senior developers of Photon Quantum, our flagship deterministic multiplayer framework.
My role includes working on the core components (developed most of the physics engines, for example) but also working closely with customers to help them achieve the best possible results with our products.
What do you think have been the most exciting developments in gaming since the last Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki?
Besides Quantum? I think the fact that realtime multiplayer mobile titles have a prominent role in the revenue charts.
All bets are on this now.
What are your thoughts on the way the industry has grown in the last 12 months?
We've been around in the industry since 2003 (15 years, wow) and saw the rise and fall and rise of mobile and consoles.
Unity re-charged the whole industry and it is amazing for the Independent Studio scene. But most of the money is sadly made by just a small amount of the biggest developers.
What do you think the next 12 months in mobile gaming are going to look like?
A lot more realtime multiplayer titles will show up. The battle-royale mania will consolidate with a couple of major titles, while we'll see more and more interesting online action games showing up.
Which part of Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki are you most looking forward to and why?
Meeting with the studios. It's always nice to catch up with game developer friends and see where all the trends are going.
About Pocket Gamer Connects Helsinki
In a few short days the whole mobile gaming industry is set to descend on Helsinki for Pocket Gamer Connects. The event, which runs from September 11th to 12th, is packed full of talks, tracks, networking opportunities, and more. You can read about the full conference schedule here.
There are still tickets available for the show, and if you click this link right here you'll get all the information you need on how to buy them, and what's going to be happening in Helsinki over the two days.