D.I.C.E. 08: "Command and conquer" acquisition model doesn't work, says Riccitiello

As rising development costs lead to consolidation, publishers need to consider a new business model says EA CEO John Riccitiello.

"While consolidation may be an unpleasant topic, it is not something I believe you can ignore," he told the audience assembled at D.I.C.E. Summit 2008.

Riccitiello proceeded to discuss "Game Industry Economics 101" based upon his experience as both a gamer and a business person, making some simple points which he called "pretty darn obvious and pretty darn disturbing."

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