The View from the Top: 2021 State of the Industry
With stay at home orders in place during most of 2020, global gaming sales rose nearly 20% to approximately $180 billion in 2020 (source: IDC), and most experts expect growth to continue in 2021 and beyond. This panel of industry leaders will discuss the current state of the games industry and the trends that are most likely to drive future growth. What does it take to make a successful game these days? What consumer and industry trends from 2020 are likely to stick, and which will prove to be short lived? How are consumer habits shaping the opportunities for market incumbents and new entrants alike?
Jesse Janosov, GM Xbox Community, Microsoft
Chris Hewish, President, Xsolla
John Linden, CEO, Mythical Games
Dan Murray, Co-CEO, Skybound Games
Stanley Pierre-Louis, President and CEO, Entertainment Software Association (ESA)
Moderator: Julie Shumaker, Senior Vice President of Revenue, Unity Operate Solutions, Unity