”Games in physical format will disappear in 2 or 3 years ”


David Braben is the founder and CEO of Frontier Developmets (Elite Dangerous). In the last few hours, he has opined that as a result of the coronavirus, the transition to the digital format has accelerated and that the physical format will disappear in a few years.

“We’ve seen an acceleration in the transition from physical to digital. It’s a good thing. It will probably be two or three years before physicists will more or less disappear.”

“As a result of the coronavirus we are fortunate to be in a very good industry in which, from a financial point of view, things are going quite well”

Strauss Zelnick, CEO of Take-Two has also talked about it admitting that the pandemic has accelerated a majority digital distribution but they do not consider that the physical format ceases to exist:

“We do not expect physical products to cease to exist. We would not like that to happen.”


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