Halo 4 Creative Director to Offer Exclusive Preview at VIEW Conference

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The VIEW Conference is set to play host to a number of videogame firsts when it takes place this October. Not only will the event offer the debut of the VIEW Videogame Award, but it will also play host to an exclusive preview of the forthcoming Halo 4, courtesy of 343 Industries’ Josh Holmes.

Josh Holmes is an accomplished videogame producer and designer best known for his work as Executive Producer and Creative Director for the multi-billion dollar videogame franchise Halo. Holmes is currently the Franchise Creative Director for 343 Industries, the Microsoft Studios unit formed to oversee development of Halo, which includes videogames, novels, comics, and other multimedia content.

Josh turned to videogame design after several years pursuing a career as a film actor, and his early training in drama and storytelling continues to inform his work as a game designer. Holmes got his start in the videogame business in 1995 at the Burnaby, Canada campus of gaming giant Electronic Arts (EA). At EA, Josh created the hit Def Jam series of fighting videogames, as well as the NBA Street series. In 2005, Josh co-founded the Vancouver based videogame studio Propaganda Games, which was acquired by Disney Interactive shortly after it opened. Holmes left Propaganda Games in 2008, moved to Microsoft where in 2009 he was an Executive Producer on Halo Waypoint and Halo Reach, and now heads up all creative on what has become one of the biggest gaming franchises of all time.

Other videogame related presentations will include Autodesk’s Tom Wujec and of course the aforementioned VIEW Videogame Award. Nominations for the VIEW Videogame Award are still undergoing the submission process, with an entry form available at the official website: http://viewconference.it/view-award-gameElectronic Theatre will keep you updated with all the latest details on the VIEW Conference, set to take place this October in Turin, Italy.

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