Date: Thursday, March 5th
Time: 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM
Location: West Hall, Room 3003
Speaker: Jon Webb – Senior Manager (Sony Computer Entertainment America, Product Strategy), Zev Solomon – Senior Engineer (Sony Computer Entertainment America, Platform Services, Developer Services and Support)
Synopsis: The PS4 is the best place to play because it is built from the ground up to allow players to find and access great gaming experiences faster and easier than ever before. The ability for players to share their gaming experiences with their friends is an important component to achieving this goal. In this talk, we will describe some of PS4's powerful social and community features and how you can build your games to take advantage of these features to provide new and unique user experiences. We will discuss best practices and showcase some examples of titles making use of these features today.
Speaker Bio: Jon Webb has been working to advance gaming on PlayStation platforms for over 10 years. In addition to his present work leading Product Strategy for PlayStation platforms, Jon worked on the core team defining the user experience for the launch of PlayStation®4. Previously, as an engineer in PlayStation's Developer Services & Support organization, Jon led or worked on network service integration and policy for virtually all online games since PS2, helping to found PlayStation®Network along the way.
Speaker Bio: Zev Solomon is a part of the Platform Services team at SCEA specializing in network technology. Zev supports developers working with the PlayStation®Network and cutting edge platform features to improve the connected user experience on all PlayStation platforms. Zev has a background in traditional and peer to peer networking and is passionate about creating the best online experiences for gamers.