An Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End “Exclusive Look,” The Future of The Witcher and More Coming at PAX Australia

on October 13, 2015 5:13 PM

Paris Games Week isn’t the only gaming event happening in two weeks. Those who live inverted lives in the southern hemisphere will also be able to enjoy PAX Australia, and there are actually some definitely interesting panels to be had, from major developers.

Friday, October 30th: 

12:30 PM –  Deus Ex: Mankind Divided – The Augmented Future

Join Deus Ex Mankind Divided writer Mary DeMarle and Global Brand Manager Rodney Lelu as they showcase the upcoming cyberpunk thriller, taking you through exclusive gameplay and story on the future of Adam Jensen.

PANELISTS:
Mary DeMarle [Writer, Square Enix], Rodney Lelu [Global Brand Manger, Square Enix]

2:00 PM –  The Personal Creation Story of Unravel

Join Coldwood Creative Director, Martin Sahlin, as he shares his personal story about how Unravel came to be. It all started from a camping trip where Martin had to work with the resources he had at his disposal. Using nature and his surroundings, he built this tiny, new character, Yarny, and the game mechanics at the same time to create this unique puzzle platformer.

PANELISTS:
Martin Sahlin [Creative Director, Coldwood Interactive]

5:00 PM – Life After Death: What Happens When Studios & Publishers Die

Working in videogames can be a tough gig. When a studio, publisher, or media outlet dies, the consequences are felt by the people who work there and the wider community. But death isn’t the end. Find out what comes next.

PANELISTS:
Paul Houlihan [Publisher, THQ], David Hollingworth [Editor, Atomic], Mark Morrisson [Developer, Melbourne House], Ben Abbott [Developer, Real Time Worlds], Tony Reed [Publisher, Interplay]

6:00 PM – DayZ: The Road to Beta

As DayZ approaches its goal for Beta phase, DayZ Lead Producer Brian Hicks goes over the goals met this year, what is left to do, where the developers want the game to be when it releases Early Access, and teases some of the upcoming changes. Q&A to follow!

PANELISTS:
Brian Hicks [Lead Producer, Bohemia Interactive]

Saturday, October 30th:

 1:00 PM – Master of Orion: Rebirth of a Legend

A special presentation about the upcoming Masters of Orion reboot, developed by Argentine-based NGD Studios and re imagined by Wargaming.

2:00 PM – Just Cause 3 – Appetite for Destruction

Join key members of Avalanche Studios – the makers of Just Cause – as they discuss the series’ inspiration and distinctive style and showcase the upcoming Just Cause 3.

PANELISTS:
Roland Lesterland [Game Director, Avalanche Studios], Omar Shakir [Producer, Avalanche Studios]

Sunday, November 1st:

10:30 AM – Naughty Dog presents Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End

Join Arne Meyer from Naughty Dog for an exclusive look at the upcoming Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End!

PANELISTS:
Arne Meyer [Community Strategist, Naughty Dog]

1:30 PM – CD PROJEKT RED Presents: The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Join Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz, Lead Quest Designer at CD PROJEKT RED to discuss the new expansions for The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, and talk about the future of the series.

PANELISTS:
Mateusz Tomaszkiewicz [Lead Quest Designer, CD Projekt Red]

There’s definitely some interesting content right there. I’m especially curious about this “exclusive look” at Uncharted 4 (especially considering that the game will most probably appear in some form at Paris Games Week as well), and about the mention of the “future” of the Witcher series.

We’ll have to wait a couple weeks to know more.

 /  Executive News Editor
Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.
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