Video game career snapshot: Industry insights and jobs for IT pros
The video game industry is poised to grow in the foreseeable future. To do so, it will need IT pros to fill key positions.
This guide from TechRepublic Premium will help you understand the industry, statistics, major players and potential jobs.
From the snapshot:
VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY STATISTICS
In 2022, the global console gaming market was worth $37.9 billion and is projected to reach $45.4 billion by 2027. Console gaming growth is significantly impacted by the limited availability of current-gen gaming hardware.
Based on a combination of data from Playtoday.co, Statista, GameSparks and Headphones Addict, there are 3.24 billion gamers worldwide as of 2023, and there will be 3.32 billion gamers worldwide by 2024.
POTENTIAL JOBS FOR IT PROS IN THE VIDEO GAME INDUSTRY
Probably the most obvious area where IT professionals can find gainful employment in the video game industry is as developers. Modern video games can have millions of lines of code, which requires skilled coders and tight release management. The luxury of having too many coders is generally not part of a game developer’s story.
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