业内人士看影响行业趋势的2013年重大事件

问题:

2013年发生了什么情况?

King几乎快上市了,但最终却没有,有可能是考虑到投资者对该公司的成功只是昙花一现的担忧。

Oculus Rift融资7500万美元以发布VR耳机。

《愤怒的小鸟》推出其首款F2P游戏

两大主机制造商各自发布了最热销产品。

GTAV(《侠盗猎车手5》在短时间内吸金超过10亿美元。

Supercell以15亿美元向日本软银和GungHo出售了51%的股份。

如果让你来定义2013年出现的大事件,你认为哪件事最能够预示游戏行业的未来走向?

回答:

Teut Weidemann(育碧在线专家)

对我来说,就是智能手机成为主流游戏设备,以下图为证:

业内人士看影响行业趋势的2013年重大事件

smartphone device(from playfirst)

Ben Cousins(DeNA欧洲游戏工作室主管)

这一整年中有两款游戏一直稳居多数国家iOS收益榜单前列,以及同个应用商店的应用收益翻倍增长。

Martin Darby(Remode首席文化官)

对我来说,最大的事件是Supercell以15亿美元出售了51%的股份。这并不是说其他事情都不重要,而是因为它们与我们之前看到的情况差不多。

Eric Seufert(Gamefounders导师)

从未来趋势的象征来看,我认为PlayHaven/Kontagent的合并最具代表性。这些围绕F2P游戏(主要是移动平台)的工具和服务领域在过去几年呈现爆炸式的发展,我认为2014年将出现更多移动分析和广告市场的合并现象。

Harry Holmwood(Marvelous AQL Europe首席执行官)

Supercell估值达30亿美元当然是一件大事,但我认为行业的CPI达到了史上最高水准,这是我们将在2014年看到的趋势。

Tadhg Kelly(Ouya 开发者关系负责人)

当然是微主机的出现。

Andy Payne(Mastertronic总经理)

对我来说,谷歌、亚马逊和三星今年对游戏的重视是一件大事。它们将与苹果一起让传统主机制造商日益走向细分市场,但仍有一些游戏开发者能够面向Xbox One和PS 4平台推出有利可图的游戏。

在圣诞节即将来临,各大公司都将开展大规模的营销活动之际,我的看法是:

*King能否找到支持者?

*Supercell不会是个矛盾体(不会在初创公司与行业巨头这两个极端之间徘徊)

*主机是否前途堪忧?

*关注Oculus的未来。(爪游控

[Gamesbriefers] What was the biggest gaming event of 2013?

Question:

So what happened in 2013?

King almost floated but didn’t, possibly over one hit wonder concerns.

Oculus Rift raised $75 million to become launch VR headsets.

Angry Birds launched it’s first F2P game.

Two consoles had their fastest-selling launch ever.

GTAV grossed $1 billion in no time flat

Supercell sold a 51% stake for $1.5 billion to a Japanese acquirer.

If you had to identify the event or datapoint that emerged in 2013 which gives the best indication of where the future of games is headed, what would it be?
Answers:
Teut WeidemannTeut Weidemann Online Specialist at Ubisoft

For me, it would be this:

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Ben Cousins1Ben Cousins Head of European Game Studios at DeNA

The same two games swapped the top grossing slot on iOS in most countries for the ENTIRE YEAR. A year in which the total revenue spent on Apps in the same store DOUBLED.

Martin DarbyMartin Darby CCO of Remode

For me it has got to be the Supercell share sale that sums up the zeitgeist. Not that the other things aren’t significant too though: More that they are just very close to things we have seen before.

eric seufertEric Seufert Mentor at Gamefounders

In terms of signals of future trends, I think the PlayHaven / Kontagent merger was pretty telling. The tools and services space around F2P (and mobile in general) exploded a few years ago and I think 2014 will bring a lot of consolidation within the mobile analytics and mobile advertising markets.

harry holmwoodHarry Holmwood CEO of Marvelous AQL Europe

Of course the Supercell valuation is a huge event, but I think I’ll pick the industry’s CPI hitting its highest ever cost as an indication of the direction we’re headed for 2014.
tadhg kellyTadhg Kelly Developer Relations at Ouya

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andy payneAndy Payne MD at Mastertronic

For me the fact that Google, Amazon and Samsung have got serious about games this year is pretty significant. Along with Apple they will make the trad console manufacturers look increasingly niche although some games developers should be able to make profitable games for Xboxone and PS4 and that can’t all be bad!

But as we approach the celebration that is Christmas, given that we have been marketed to since the day after Halloween, I would offer this;-

Can King find a queen?

Supercell is not an oxymoron

Will the consoles need consoling ?

And will Greedy Grinders for iOS and Android be a hit?

Oh, and keep both eyes on Oculus…..3D it is not. Surely.( gamesbrief