Business & Legal
Publishers: Who Needs Em
There was a time when having a publisher was essential to being a successful game studio. They had access to the retail distribution channels essential to getting your game into the hands of end users. But those days are gone...long gone. Digital distribution changed all that. According to a recent news story, 92% of PC game sales were done via digital distribution. Next-gen console distribution is not far behind either. So, who needs publishers? Our panel will look into the scope of benefits that a publisher can bring to bear on a games launch and look into what, if any, value publishers bring to the table in this brave new world.