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  • Question

  • Competition for jobs in video game development has never been higher.

    The release of new consoles has lead to a downturn in sales of games for older platforms, while the market for next-generation games has not yet matured.

    The result has been a fall in global games software revenues of nearly $3bn (£1.5bn; 2bn euros) in the last two years, according to media analysts Screen Digest.

    So how hard is it to break into the games industry at a time like this?

    Matt Jeffrey, head of recruitment for Electronic Arts (EA) in Europe, receives hundreds of applications for every new design and development position he offers.

    "The strongest talent pool in the world is residing in the UK and Europe so our challenge is to get the most talented individuals into our studio," said Mr Jeffrey.

    Potential talent can come from a number of sources.

    "Some of those people could be working on a game degree now," Mr Jeffrey said.

    Saturday, March 10, 2007 6:56 AM

Answers

  • It is true that games are becoming the most lucrative work field these days. They are drawing the most talented people towards themselves.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:28 AM
  • Games are not the only area where one can show his potential, this is a myth. Every field that involves hard work and creativity is equally good. Games should not be given undue hype just because they are popular with the public.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:31 AM

All replies

  • ya the future is going to have a good competition in the game development field...many new game development companies may arrive and serve to satisfy the needs of gamers...
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:09 AM
  • if the student has creative mind then they can shine in games
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 8:19 AM
  • It is true that games are becoming the most lucrative work field these days. They are drawing the most talented people towards themselves.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:28 AM
  • Games are not the only area where one can show his potential, this is a myth. Every field that involves hard work and creativity is equally good. Games should not be given undue hype just because they are popular with the public.
    Saturday, March 10, 2007 9:31 AM