The Little Engines That Could – Game Industry Platforms and the New Drivers of Digitalization

Abstract

In a recent trend in digitalization, many platform incumbents have steered their focus towards creating collectively shared persistent virtual frameworks known as ‘metaverses’. Due to the emergence of digital platforms in the game industry over the last decade, the industry is now challenging the digital platform incumbents in metaverse development. Will the development unlock new data-driven markets, how will the landscape of digital platforms be reconfigured, and what are the strategic and policy implications for Finland and the European Union?

Publication info

Results of research
BRIE-Etla 2019-2022
Research group
Business renewal
Series
ETLA Muistio - ETLA Brief 101
Date
18.11.2021
Keywords
Game Engine, Virtual Reality, Metaverse, Platform, Platform Business Group (PBG) Strategy, System of Systems, Digitalization
ISSN
2323-2463
JEL
L8, L82, O3, O33
Pages
9
Language
English