Last week the Game Developers Conference, the games industry’s largest “professionals-only” event, took place in San Francisco. The event offered plenty to talk about as not only did gamers find out new info about upcoming games (such as LawBreakers’ decision to ditch free to play), but the best minds in the industry also held lectures, panels and discussions about where the industry is headed and how it can become better.
Unfortunately, despite these discussions and announcements, the positive aspects of GDC 2016 have been somewhat overshadowed by controversy. On March 17, the second to last day of GDC, Microsoft held a party which featured scantily-clad dancers as entertainment, with the company facing backlash for the ‘sexist’ event. Following the criticism, the Head of Xbox Phil Spencer has now apologised.