Over 30,000 people attended GDC 2024

Over 30,000 people attended GDC 2024

More than 30,000 attendees registered to visit the 2024 Game Developers Conference.

In a blog post on the event's website, its organisers wrote that the show featured over 1,000 speakers. GDC 2023, by comparison, attracted 28,000 attendees.

“GDC exists to give developers a space to meet, network and learn. The need for that connection has never been more urgent," GDC's event director Stephenie Hawkins said.

"We were gratified to witness first-hand as aspiring developers and veteran game makers convened to share their knowledge and ambitions to create the amazing games that we will enjoy in the years ahead. In light of emerging generative AI technologies, layoffs and evolving working conditions, the Game Developers Conference will continue to provide developers with the key understandings and relationships to forge their way forward. We will also continue our efforts to recognise the amazing work of game makers and expand access to GDC content to a wider audience."

GDC 2025 is set to take place between March 17th and 21st.

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