G4 The Feed writes: "About 100 gaming insiders gathered in Leipzig Germany today to hear David Perry, Chief Creative Officer at Acclaim, and a 27 year veteran of the gaming industry, give his keynote on the future of gaming. We were there, and here's the rundown of what he talked about.
Some of the highlights:
His consultants say that online revenue will build to $2 billion a year over the next 10 years. Shows analysis that says the Wii will win the console war on the hardware side, and that, eventually the PS3 will sell the most software. Then he whips out some demographics for how games sell. In short, if you're making games, include multiplayer, use a celebrity name, and sell during the holiday season.
Sony will lose more money on the PS3 than they made in the entire lifecycle of the PS2. Total. They will not be able to make money on it, according to data, ever. No matter how long the cycle runs, and it's going to run a long, long time for Sony on this one. Good reviews sell games at a 20-1 ratio for game companies. Laptops are coming on strong for gaming, which should change PC game development drastically.