Technology Big screens promote gaming as a social activity

Big screens promote gaming as a social activity

-

- Advertisment -

Missed a session of GamesBeat Summit Next 2022? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library. Click here to start watching.


Social engagement gaming has been a part of the hobby since its inception, including things like multiplayer gaming and game streaming. Both are ways to share the experience with others. During a panel at GamesBeat Summit Next 2022 called “New Ways to Experience Games on the Big Screen,” several panelists spoke about the importance of large screens for gaming as a social activity.

The panelists clarified that “big screens” can mean a large TV in a room or a huge screen in a larger social setting. Chris Early, SVP of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development at Ubisoft, pointed out that they (Ubisoft) both made games for the former and had great social connections with the latter. “We’ve done the ‘big screen’ with Just Dance, and we’ve had 1,000 people dance in a city, and we’ve also done the 10-foot experience for years.”

Andrea Cutright, head of global marketing for Prime Gaming and game growth at Amazon Games, clarified that it is more of a concept of “The Big Screen”. She added, “I think big screens are getting more and more social engagement that can take place outside of your own living room.”

Mike Lucero, Samsung’s director of gaming product management, said a large screen exposes one’s gaming to public compliance. “If you’re playing on a big screen (versus a small screen where you’re less exposed), the fact that there’s public exposure has a big impact on how you play and how you interact with the game.

Games on all screens

All three panelists also talked about using screens as ways to get games to users faster. All three companies have streaming or streaming-friendly services: Prime Gaming, Ubisoft+ and Samsung’s Gaming Hub.

Early said getting games on more screens helps expose users to as many games as possible. “Making that access easy will expand the number of people who can play games.” Lucero added: “We’re all dealing with game streaming and the difference in player patterns when you don’t have to download? That changes how you think about games.”

Cutright added that thinking about “fencing” was more about thinking about the players who use them and how they can improve their experiences. “The more we can unlock that – really put the player first – that content, that experience, that controller, that device. How much freer can we make all those things? If we can think beyond the experiences we’ve had over the past five, ten years, the environment will open up more.”

The GamesBeat credo when talking about the game industry, is ‘where passion and business meet’. What does this mean? We want to tell you how important news is to you — not just as a decision maker in a game studio, but also as a game fan. Whether you’re reading our articles, listening to our podcasts, or watching our videos, GamesBeat helps you learn and have fun with the industry. Discover our briefings.

Shreya Christinahttps://ukbusinessupdates.com
Shreya has been with ukbusinessupdates.com for 3 years, writing copy for client websites, blog posts, EDMs and other mediums to engage readers and encourage action. By collaborating with clients, our SEO manager and the wider ukbusinessupdates.com team, Shreya seeks to understand an audience before creating memorable, persuasive copy.

LEAVE A REPLY

Please enter your comment!
Please enter your name here

Latest news

Who is 12-year-old movie star Lia McHugh? Age, parents, biography

Who is Lia McHugh? Born on November 18, 2007 under the sign of Scorpio, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, Lia Ryan...

Michael Bivins- Wiki, age, height, wife, net worth, ethnicity, career

Michael Lamont Bivins, aka Michael Bivins, is a well-known American singer and rapper. Bivins is best known for...

Portland artist develops waste-free design to brew coffee

The pour over has become one of the easiest and most popular ways to brew coffee. But it...

Far Cry 6’s Lost Between Worlds expansion is sci-fi shenanigans

Missed a GamesBeat Summit Next 2022 session? All sessions are now available for viewing in our on-demand library....
- Advertisement -

The 4 most toxic people at work – and how to deal with them

Most of us work with a jerk — toxic people who seem determined to make our lives, well, hell.But...

Elon Musk postpones Twitter’s paid verification to avoid Apple’s 30 percent cut

Twitter's revamped Blue subscription may not be available as an in-app purchase on iOS when it eventually relaunches, so...

Must read

- Advertisement -

You might also likeRELATED
Recommended to you