Industry Outsourcing set to Rise in 2009

The report finds that game development outsourcing is on track to grow to be an even larger practice than it is now. Half of the participating developers who do not yet use outsourcing say they plan to begin outsourcing moving forward, and 95 percent of those who already use outsourcing expect to continue doing so. Other findings include the fact that a major contributor to the growth of outsourcing is the increasing cost and bandwidth required to create a high volume of assets for modern console systems, as respondents reported that Xbox360 and PLAYSTATION3 are the two platforms for which elements of game creation are most often outsourced.

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