Thursday, May 09, 2024


I don't understand what's happening in the gaming industry.

I usually do, but not this time.

So many people have been laid off it's impossible to keep track of it all. Companies closing, even after hit games. 

What I don't understand is why no one seems to know how to run a business anymore.

Every studio sounds like they're betting it all on every game. I have one question: why? Who runs a company where every product can bankrupt you? When you bet everything on every game, even if you have a 75% chance of success each time, odds are you'll eventually bust on one of them.

It's not about talent. It's just math.

Most of these companies must be maneuvered into this position, but I'm not sure how. The subsidiaries, yes. They have no choice. An independent company, though? 

Either these companies don't know how to run their businesses, or the economics of gaming have become so onerous that it's almost impossible to survive. 

Either way, it's not good.

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