Animal Crossing New Horizons

The Game Developers Conference has announced it will be hosting a special talk about the creation of Animal Crossing: New Horizons on the Nintendo Switch. This session will be presented by the game's producer Hisashi Nogami and director Aya Kyogoku.

Here's a brief description of what will be covered during the talk:

this talk will delve into the fundamental concepts and design philosophies that have been a part of the franchise since the beginning, and reveal how these ideas have evolved over time in response to changes in the world around us.

Attendees will gain fresh insight into the unique gameplay experiences that Nintendo developers create and see how these design concepts are realized in the latest entry in the Animal Crossing franchise, Animal Crossing: New Horizons.

It promises to be a rare look inside the Animal Crossing design and development process

The 34th edition of GDC takes place in San Francisco, California between 16th - 20th March and registration is now open. You can view the full schedule over on the official website.

In related news, Sony has announced it won't be attending this year's GDC due to the COVID-19 outbreak. This was the following statement it provided with:

We have made the difficult decision to cancel our participation in Game Developers Conference due to increasing concerns related to COVID-19 (also known as coronavirus). We felt this was the best option as the situation related to the virus and global travel restrictions are changing daily. We are disappointed to cancel our participation, but the health and safety of our global workforce is our highest concern. We look forward to participating in GDC in the future.

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