By the time you read this, the craziness of the Black Friday/Cyber Monday sales will be over for the Game Industry. The sales this year were certainly a surprising bunch; especially for the AAA market. And while it was great from a consumer standpoint, I had a moment of abject terror thinking about what it means for getting into the game industry.
This week on the cast, founder of the indie store Jump — Anthony Palma joined me to discuss how the indie game market is doing, and what led to entering the digital store market.
The Game Industry is one of the most popular markets in the world and has attracted people from all over. The allure of being able to play games professionally or be able to make them is a powerful motivator. However, the industry and the media as a whole is not doing a complete job, and are presenting a very dangerous viewpoint of an industry without failure.
This past week Microsoft revealed more details on the Xbox Scorpio; Microsoft’s response to the PS4 Pro. Both systems are being branded as upgrades and represent a major shift in the console market strategy for us to look at.