It’s nearly that time again! GDC 2017 is right around the corner. We’re eagerly looking forward to meet up with old friends and to make new ones at this year’s event. Hosted at San Francisco’s Moscone Center, Game Developers Conference will run the whole week from 27 February through 3 March, with the Expo portion spanning Wednesday through Friday (1 – 3 March).
GDC is also running concurrently with a subsidiary show, VRDC, for the Virtual Reality (VR) and Augmented Reality (AR) communities.
e2f has been involved with the game industry for years. We’ve been watching many of the changes happening in the market. As we head into GDC, here’s a few of our observations:
Gaming Industry Growth
The gaming industry is a behemoth. In 2007, the global gaming market was valued at $44.9 billion. A decade later, Newzoo forecasts the market will grow to $106.5 billion in 2017, with mobile alone accounting for $42.5 billion — practically the size of the whole 2007 market!
Within the gaming market itself, you have segmentation by platform: Consoles, PC/Mac, Mobile/Tablet, Handhelds (which are just a […]