Game developers keeping the rise of E-sport in mind in their game development choice
Drives sales. 5 of the top 10 digital PC games in sales are Esport games
League of Legends, World of Warcraft, and World of Tanks
Console titles: Call of Duty, FIFA, and Madden
The global eSports economy is already worth $748.8 million
Making a game with Esport in mind
Tacking on Esport possibilities
Multiplayer only SKU of BlackOps to be released
Unexpected rise of game as an esport
Rocket League release on Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Rise of products and services attached to the industry
Game buys SocialNAT
Beijing-based Ourgame International Holdings, the parent company of the World Poker Tour, wants to build multiple arenas for competitive video games, or e-sports, around the globe — and it sees Las Vegas as a prime location. Ourgame already runs such an arena in Beijing, and officials said this week that the company was teaming up with a group of other Chinese businesses to expand to other countries.
Palmer Luckey did lay down some questionable points: "I think that there’s not many people who already own a PS4 who don’t own a gaming PC who are going to go out and make that roughly $1,500 all-in investment in the Rift. It really is a separate market. They’re bringing virtual reality to a different group of people who I don’t think were ever really a part of our market anyway."
Us Vs THEM!
Complementary Products and Services
Betamax vs Blu-Ray
- 3D Glasses
In this Episode we talk about CroudFunding.
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#3 - Crowdfunding your Game
Kickstarter for Products
Patreon for Services/Projects/People
Pre-sales vs Development
Point of Pain
What is it, Who would want it, Why would they want it
9% of Kickstarter projects failed to deliver rewards
8% of dollars pledged went to failed projects
7% of backers failed to receive their chosen reward
65% of backers agreed or strongly agreed with the statement that “the reward was delivered on time”
Booze and Strippers
In this episode we talk about Fan Created Content and how it can be great for both the Fans and the Companies. Money for everyone!
Welcome to D-pad Dialogue where we look at the Game Industry from a Business Perspective