Former Sega developer Tetsuya Mizuguchi to talk about career

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Tetsuya Mizuguchi, best known as the creator behind critically acclaimed titles including Sega Rally Championship and most recently Rez Infinite, has been confirmed as one of the guest speakers at Develop: Brighton.

Mizuguchi has been in the game business for 27 years.

He has had varied career seeing him design hydraulic-powered arcade cabinets, crafted classics such as Sega Rally and Rez, whilst diving into the world of virtual reality (VR) with Rez Infinite for PlayStation VR.

He is also behind Space Channel 5, Lumines and Child of Eden.

For his session, Tetsuya Mizuguchi: Beautiful Dream, Mizuguchi’s talk will cover his early days in Sega’s arcade division all the way to his most recent venture, Enhance Games.

Being an early advocate of VR with Rez Infinite, he’ll be sharing his thoughts on VR, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) technology.

Released in October 2016 for PlayStation 4 and PS VR, Rez Infinite quickly earned high praise from critics and audiences globally, being touted as "the killer app for VR" and "a masterpiece of VR".

The title won Best VR Game at The Game Awards 2016, VR Special Award at the PlayStation Awards and nominations at the BAFTA Games Awards and Game Developer Choice Awards amongst others.

“We’re delighted to welcome Tetsuya Mizuguchi to this year’s Develop: Brighton conference,” Andy Lane, managing director of organising business Tandem Events, said.

“His career has spanned almost three decades and is overflowing with inspirational achievements.

“We can’t wait to hear him share his thoughts on the industry, both then and now.”

More than 40 sessions have been announced for Develop: Brighton 2017 spanning over seven tracks including design, art, audio, business, coding.

There will be a double keynote from John and Brenda Romero, an Evolve keynote from Ken Perlin and sessions from companies such as:

Nintendo
Sony Interactive Entertainment
Space Ape Games
Dlala Studios
Yogscast
Bossa Studios
Bioware
Media Molecule
Xbox
Rovio London

VR specific talks include 'The Impact of User Behaviour on Social VR’ by vTime and ‘Tin Hearts: The Quest for Long-Form VR and Lessons Learned Along the Way’ from Rogue Sun.

Develop: Brighton is a conference, expo and networking event.

It will be held over three days, from July 11 to 13, at the Hilton Metropole in Brighton.

Tickets are on sale now.

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