Digital distribution has arrived in the video game industry, just as it did for music and movies. Will it disrupt game companies as much as it did the other industries? Scott Steinberg’s latest mini documentary, The Future of Digital Distribution, delves into opinions about how streaming media, downloadable content, and cloud computing are radically changing the game industry.
The documentary includes interviews with Atari founder Nolan Bushnell, Electronic Arts creator Trip Hawkins, THQ chief executive Brian Farrell, Gaikai CEO David Perry, and Disney Interactive Studios chief Graham Hopper. It also interviews game journalists, including yours truly.
“The reason digital is exciting for game makers is that it allows us to get content out to gamers faster and more cheaply. A direct link between the people playing and making games means that we can push content out based on what the gamer wants,” says Ted Price, founder, Insomniac Games.
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