GameCity Squared is due to return to return to Nottingham next month, at which Parappa the Rapper creator Masaya Matsuura to deliver a 'BAFTA Vision Statement'.
"The Vision Statement is a unique platform for the most interesting, provocative developers in the World to deliver their thoughts and manifestos independent of any PR constraint, said said GameCity director Iain Simons. "We're beside ourselves with excitement that Matsuura-san has agreed to deliver the address this year."
While full details of GameCity Squared's programme are yet to be announced, the typically irreverent festival promises to deliver a radical set of new venues and a completely free events list, in what is being pitched as the most audacious iteration of the annual celebration of gaming culture yet.
GameCity Squared is due to take place from the 27th to 31st October at a number of venues. Click here for more information.