GDC 2024 is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

View, browse and sort the ever-growing list of sessions by day, time, pass type, topic, and format. With this Session Viewer, you can view session and speaker details for Game Developers Conference 2024.

You will be able to build your schedule with the GDC Mobile App. The GDC 2024 app will be available for download in Apple Apps and Google Play late February 2024.

Sessions do fill up and seating is first come, first serve, so arrive early to sessions that you would like to attend. Adding a session to your schedule does not guarantee you a seat.

Shipping 'Diablo IV'

Michael Bybee  (Production Director, Blizzard Entertainment)

Tiffany Wat  (Production Director, Blizzard Entertainment)

Location: Room 2005, West Hall

Date: Friday, March 22

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Production & Team Leadership

Format: Session

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Diablo IV was one of the fastest-selling Blizzard games of all time, but success was never guaranteed. In this talk, we will discuss specific actions and circumstances that created an environment where the team, and by extension the game, could be successful. Topics are grouped under 5 core pillars: Scaling the Team, Balancing Delivery with Sustainability, Building Shared Accountability, Standing Up Live Ops, and Predictable Production.


Attendees will gain insight into the development culture and values championed by the production team as a key strategy for a successful launch. The focus on creating a culture of mutual respect and psychological safety needs to be married with a structured development process and clear pipelines for consistent outcomes.

Intended Audience

This talk will be directly applicable to those who work in production roles, but has broad applicability to anyone interested in the way that people, work, and culture come together to create great games.

Connecting the Global Game Development Community

GDC Vault icon
Game Developers Choice Awards icon
Independent Games Festival (IGF) icon icon