In this week's Roundtable, the squad discusses a wide range of fun topics. We start by digging into the potential sales of Jagex and Gearbox, YouTube’s new Playables feature for instant gaming, and Story Protocol's $54M raise for its unique web3 take on IP. Then we dive into the week's main headline: Unity’s major installs-based monetization addition, which is sparking a major backlash from game developers. Lastly, we wrap up by discussing takeaways from the Roblox Developers Conference, chatting about VR and PlayStation support, and sharing some predictions. Join us for all the latest games business news with Felipe Mata, Dave Elton, Matt Dion and host Devin Becker.
We’d also like to thank Lightspeed Venture Partners for making this episode possible! With its dedicated gaming practice, "Lightspeed Gaming," the firm is investing from over $7B in early- and growth-stage capital — the by far the largest fund focused on gaming and interactive technology. If you’re interested in learning more, go to gaming.lsvp.com.