Microsoft, Nintendo and Sony will not deliver keynotes at this years Game Developer Conference in San Francisco.
The most high-profile talk of next week's event will be given by Civilization creator Sid Meier.
GDC director Meggan Scavio said there had been a conscious shift away from headline-grabbing reveals towards a more developer-focused event. She hopes this will prevent GDC from ballooning, thus sacrificing the developer community the show was created for.
"I've taken a bit of a shift when it comes to programming keynotes - I really want to focus on developers, and I want to have a developer onstage at GDC every year as a way of showcasing what the conference is about. It's not about making news, it's not about announcing things - it's about making better games, and I kind of want to... not really turn them into icons, but I want to recognise the talent of the developers out there, " Scavio explained to GamesIndustry.biz.
Look out for the full interview with Megan Scavio on GamesIndustry.biz this week.