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Crytek's Yerli To Give GDC Europe 2009 Keynote

GDC Europe organizers have announced that Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli will give a keynote at the 2009 event, to be held in Cologne, Germany next month, discussing 'The Future Of Gaming Graphics' in a special lecture.
Game Developers Conference Europe organizers Think Services (also parent of Gamasutra) have announced that Crytek CEO Cevat Yerli will give a track keynote at the 2009 event. In his keynote "The Future of Gaming Graphics," Yerli will tell the story of Crytek's success in developing of high-end graphics tech like CryEngine 2 for the PC and next generation consoles, and share his views on the future of rendering. Yerli co-founded Crytek GmbH in 1999, and the developer now has approximately 470 employees in six countries. In addition to its proprietary CryEngine development platform, the company's best known for its Far Cry and Crysis franchises, and its proprietary CryEngine development platform. "As a German based company, we are proud to participate in GDC Europe in Cologne," said Yerli. "We are very excited to share and communicate our success story with our fellow European developers and inspire the newer generation." Yerli is the latest addition to the keynote line-up, which includes GameForge CEO Klaas Kersting on monetization models, Remedy's Matias Myllyrinne on creating IP, and CCP's Hilmar Petursson on EVE Online. GDC Europe will be held in conjunction with the European GamesCom industry event for consumers, publishers, and trade professionals, and will take place August 17-19 at the Cologne Congress East Center in Germany. The event will host more than 80 sessions addressing the needs and opportunities for developers and business professionals throughout Europe, and registration is open now, with a 20% discount for those signing up before July 29th.

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