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The State of the Games Industry

Jayant Uppal  (Game Development & Publishing Consultant, Newzoo)

Location: Room 207, South Hall

Date: Friday, March 24

Time: 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Pass Type: All Access Pass, Core Pass

Topic: Business & Marketing, Production & Team Leadership

Format: Lecture

Vault Recording: Video

Audience Level: All

Newzoo is known as the world's most trusted source for games and esports analytics and market research. In this session, we will cover some of the key numbers and trends that are driving the games industry in 2023 and beyond.

We explore topics from all across the games industry touching upon its phenomenal growth in the past few years, with close to $ 200 billion in revenues from over 3-billon players worldwide in 2022. We look to the future, diving into emerging trends around Metaverse, Web 3.0, Cloud Gaming, Consolidation in the industry, and XR technologies. We will aim to share our views on the industry and its future based on our proprietary numbers and market insights.


Attendees will leave this session with a better idea of where the games industry will be heading in 2023 and beyond. They will learn about Newzoo's data-driven outlook on emerging and existing trends in the games industry and how we expect it to grow.

Intended Audience

This is for anyone interested in learning more about the recent and upcoming trends that are gaining prominence in the industry, and the likely impact of these on the wider games industry.