What impact is COVID-19 having on video game deals?

Amid the unprecedented disruption to the global economy caused by COVID-19, the video games sector has shown signs of resilience as both pre-existing and new deals continue to progress. This remains a challenging time for businesses across the digital media sectors, particularly as film and television productions and sports fixtures are cancelled or postponed.

However, video games businesses are comparatively well-placed to press ahead with their work, with most development studios having switched very effectively to working from home (although some contractual issues around confidentiality and security have needed to be addressed, and some logistical difficulties with processes like motion capture and voiceover recordings may slow down the development process).

Click here to read the full discussion of the prospects for investments and acquisitions during a pandemic on GamesIndustry.biz.