J.J. Abrams and Gabe Newell Join Forces for DICE Keynote on Storytelling

The pair will explain how the various mediums can collaborate on narrative

The organizers of the upcoming DICE announce that J.J. Abrams, the well-known movie and television director and producer who will create the next Star Wars movie, and Gabe Newell, the leader of Valve, will join forces on stage for the keynote of the summit in order to talk about storytelling.

The official title of the talk is “Storytelling Across Platforms: Who Benefits Most, the Audience or the Player?” and it will take place on February 6.

Martin Rae, president of the Academy of Interactive Arts and Sciences, is quoted by GamesIndustry as saying, “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.”

He adds, “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.”

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