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Future of Gaming: Quality and Connection (Presented by Facebook)

Jason Rubin  (VP of Play, Facebook)

Michael Verdu  (VP FRL Content, Facebook)

Dean Takahashi  (Lead Writer, GamesBeat at VentureBeat)

Denny Unger  (CEO, Cloudhead Games)

Michael Carter  (CEO, PlayCo)

Date: Wednesday, March 17

Time: 9:00 am - 10:00 am

Track: Business and Marketing

Format: Partner Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Quality Games and Player Connections Drive Healthy And Robust Gaming Ecosystems - Join Michael Verdu and Jason Rubin as they discuss the Oculus Quest Store and Facebook Instant Games catalog philosophies. They'll share the evolution of both platforms and how each supports developers in creating high quality games. They'll be joined by Denny Unger, CEO of Cloudhead Games, creator of Pistol Whip, and Michael Carter, CEO of PlayCo, creator of CatLife. Unger and Carter will discuss the shift in their studios' focuses as they create quality games and social gameplay features for these platforms and others. This fireside chat will be moderated by Dean Takahashi, lead writer for GamesBeat at VentureBeat.


Facebook continues to invest heavily in gaming and improving ways for people to play together - from creating immersive ways to play on the Oculus platform, to accessible forms of gaming on our Facebook Gaming platform, to engaging ways to play, watch and connect via games.

Intended Audience

Developers globally who are interested in hearing about what will drive the future of gaming - seen across multiple Facebook platforms.