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Shawn Layden says Amazon, Netflix are out to disrupt the game industry

Former Sony Interactive Entertainment president Shawn Layden has described the rising cost of game development as an “existential threat” and claims companies like Netflix and Amazon, which are attempting to make inroads into the game industry, are the “barbarians at the gate.”

Outlining what he perceives to be the biggest threats to the industry at the GamesIndustry.biz Investment Summit in Seattle, Layden said consolidation is the “enemy of creativity,” referring to the recent spate of major acquisitions and subsequent wave of layoffs and studio closures.

He also suggested the…

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