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Subscriptions Impact on Games Lifecycles

David Sidebottom  (VP Insights, Fancensus)

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass - Get your pass now!

Topic: Business & Marketing

Format: Session

Vault Recording: TBD

Audience Level: All

Attendees will learn the reality of how subscription services have proliferated in the last two years in addition to understanding how each of the two 1st party platforms are differing with their subscription service approach. There are clearly big winners in the subscription marketplace, however this talk will also give an outline of those that have struggled, supported with reasons why. Moreover, the current belief is that when a title enters a subscription service, global pricing and traditional physical retailer support drops; this session will explore the validity of this belief. Overall, do today's subscription services give everyone a better opportunity to be financially successful or do they shorten the period in which to turn a profit?


Attendees will learn how the growth of subscription services are changing the global video games industry. The speech will better equip them in future to make better subscription service timing decisions whilst being able to distinguish how other video games have maximised or minimised their subscription strategy.

Intended Audience

This session is aimed at all developers and publishers who have an interest in the changing post-development games life cycle, including those who have a responsibility for commercial planning, product strategy & marketing or business development.

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