Organizers of the 2009 Game Developers Conference in San Francisco have revealed that Hideo Kojima -- corporate officer, executive producer and director of Kojima Productions -- will deliver a keynote address at the conference. Kojima, creator of Metal Gear, has never appeared at GDC. He'll be delivering an address called “Solid Game Design: Making the ‘Impossible’ Possible."
“The Game Developers Conference has invited Hideo Kojima to keynote every year for as long as I can remember, so we couldn't be more excited that, at long last, he feels that it is time for him to address the game development community,” Meggan Scavio, event director of the GDC, told gamasutra. “The anticipation is already huge to see how one of the community’s most revered and elusive creators will inspire attendees to further push the limits of game development.”
Other big-wigs and notables scheduled for this year's GDC include Nintendo president Satoru Iwata, Lionhead's Peter Molyneux, LittleBigPlanet creators Mark Healey and Alex Evans, Epic's Rod Fergusson, and many more.
The 2009 Game Developers Conference takes place March 23-27, 2009 at the Moscone Convention Center in San Francisco.
Here's the official site.