- 18 Feb 08, 09:58 GMT
The annual gathering of the world's elite developers starts tomorrow in San Francisco and the big question to be answered is this: how on earth will the games industry surpass last year's commercial and critical high?
With record sales and blockbuster titles like Halo 3 and Bioshock 2007 will go down as one of the most successful ever years for the industry.
The show is primarily a chance for the past year's most successful developers to tell the rest of the industry how they managed to build their work of genius and a forum for discussing the big issues and development challenges of the year ahead.
There is a lot to reflect on.
This time last year Sony was beginning its slow path to recovery amidst sniping and predictions of doom.
Microsoft was anticipating the launch of Halo 3 but had not reckoned on the red ring of death controversy.
Nintendo was in the midst of its seemingly unstoppable rise.
So what can we expect this year?
I've spoken to Jamil Moledina, the conference director, and you can read his predictions here.
To summarise, mobile and new ways to control video games are at the top of the agenda.
I'll be focusing my efforts on mobile gaming and speaking to some of the biggest names at the show.
If there's a question you want put to Bioshock creator Ken Levine, Peter Molyneux, Bungie's Chris Butcher or EA's Lou Castle, let me know.
The BBC is not responsible for the content of external internet sites