This analyst insight examines the themes emerging from Develop:Brighton 2022, in particular the evolving relationship between publishers and developers and the consequences for the games tech market.
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Liam leads Omdia’s games tech coverage with his research focusing on the technology and services that power the video games market, and exploring the B2B value chain connecting games development to service providers to consumers.
Prior to joining Omdia, Liam worked at Irdeto, a digital platform security company and owner of Denuvo, a leading provider of security technology to the games industry, where he advised senior management and product teams on market trends and strategy. Before that, he worked as an analyst covering the video games and broader digital media market at Ovum, one of Omdia’s predecessors. Liam holds a master’s degree in philosophy from UCL, and with a background spanning both analyst research and first-hand industry experience, Liam has a unique blend of experience informing his work analyzing the complex games industry ecosystem.
Unity’s IronSource merger shows that monetization is king
Analyst Opinion / 25 Jul 2022 / Liam Deane
This piece examines Unity's decision to merge with adtech-specialist IronSource, and its implications for the games tech market. To invest so heavily in advertising shows the importance of monetization solutions to games developers
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