Financials woes won’t harm games, says Blizzard

By Patrick Garratt, Thursday, 16 October 2008 23:17 GMT


Speaking to MTV, Blizzard design boss Rob Pardo has echoed the sentiments of many of late, saying that the current global financial situation is unlikely to harm the games industry in general.

“Historically for us, the game industry hasn’t been affected by recessions like a lot of other businesses,” he said. “I think the reason for that is [that] games really offer some of the best entertainment value on the market.

“People might not want to go out to the movies and spend $100 for a couple of hours and then go to a restaurant. You can go home and pay $15 a month for 100 hours of entertainment if you’re staying at home more — and I think that’s one of the reasons why you don’t see games really go in the same recession as the rest of the economy a lot of times.”

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