Microsoft bringing Game Developers Conference to Xbox Live

Alright folks, you know the drill. When a big event comes up, Microsoft offers video coverage of the event over Xbox Live. This has been done before with the usual “Bringing It Home” events, so with the Game Developers Conference coming up and a Microsoft rep giving one of the keynotes, do you think they […]

Alright folks, you know the drill. When a big event comes up, Microsoft offers video coverage of the event over Xbox Live. This has been done before with the usual “Bringing It Home” events, so with the Game Developers Conference coming up and a Microsoft rep giving one of the keynotes, do you think they might do it again?

We'll give you three guesses.

That's right, this year's GDC will be accompanied by "VIP access" to the event via the Xbox Live Marketplace starting February 20th. As usual, all of the downloadable content will be free and so far we know that portions of the keynote from John Schappert (corporate VP of Live, software and services) will be offered as a hi-def download. Schappert's keynote is set to address plans for "unleashing the creative community," which sounds suspiciously like Sony's push this year with Home and LittleBigPlanet. How will Microsoft's plans compare? The keynote is set for February 20th at 10:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., and will be split into highlights and offered on the Xbox Live Marketplace.

The press release also promises footage of gameplay, demos, screenshots, trailers and interviews. In the past, Microsoft has sometimes offered new demos over Xbox Live to correlate with what's hitting the show floor, so we'll be waiting to see if that happens as well. Just getting footage of demos would be pretty lame.

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