Where do the Gaming Industry, the Pandemic, and the US Economy intersect in 2020 and beyond?
As the pandemic raged on and continues to more so, the online gaming industry—unlike most other businesses and economies—flourished with fresh waves of subscribers, a sharp uptick in engagement across demographics, and a newfound, billowing interest in cloud gaming. More and more people tuned into immersive virtual multiplayer experiences for entertainment as many live sports matches got postponed and social distancing crippled normal life elsewhere.
How has the digital gaming industry evolved as the studios, publishers, and top service providers looked to new, digital solutions to improve gamers’ experience during the unprecedented boom in the sector? And what lies ahead as the lockdowns are lifted and people resume venturing outdoors?