Core gamers being “nudged aside,” says Forbes

By Patrick Garratt
30 September 2008 19:35 GMT


According to this Forbes article, the modern games industry is becoming increasingly less tolerant of the “core” gamer. That’s you, probably.

“The ongoing paradigm shift in gaming is expanding the industry’s audience, giving the sector steady growth at a time when many others are shrinking,” says author Chris Morris.

“But growth doesn’t come without cost. As parents and seniors become more important to publishers, core gamers are being nudged aside.”

Never fret, though. Avid gamers are going to be increasingly catered for by indie developers. Phew.

“The hardcore is completely safe,” said Warren Spector. “They are less relevant to major publishers, but they are more relevant to independent developers.”

More through there.

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