The two will run a session on “Storytelling Across Platforms”.
In what would be an epic team-up of nerdy proportions, J.J. Abrams will be co-hosting the opening keynote session with Valve head honcho Gabe Newell at this year’s D.I.C.E. Summit to be held in Las Vegas from February 5th to 8th.
President of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences Martin Rae stated, “There’s no question that J.J. has his finger on the pulse of the entertainment industry, and we’re thrilled to welcome him and our 2013 Hall of Fame inductee, Gabe Newell, to the D.I.C.E. stage.
“Each year, the D.I.C.E. Summit sets the tone for the year ahead in games and adding J.J. and Gabe’s shared insights is a natural fit as we see all forms of entertainment converge.”
The opening keynote will be “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?” and will take place on February 6th. Abrams is known for his work on Lost and Super 8 but is perhaps most revered for his direction of the Star Trek movies, especially of this year’s Star Trek: Into Darkness, and the upcoming Star Wars: Episode VII.