Recently, we saw two more alternatives to buying video games at a traditional store with the Xbox Game Pass and Twitch selling games via Amazon. The battle between retail and the rest of the Game Industry has been ongoing, and I want to talk more about the past and what could be the future of buying video games.
The act of pre-ordering games has been an institution since the late 80’s. As the Game Industry has evolved and changed, so has the use of pre-ordering. Today, pre-ordering a game comes with a lot more baggage and even risk to consumers. And that means we have another debate to break down: Is pre-ordering still relevant?