"I really expect that the divide between consumer and creator, which is already beginning to blur, will just fully go away. I think all the aforementioned changes will have the ability for gamers to become the creators of the games they're playing. And just a lot of disruption from this standpoint. We're seeing the seeds of it but just pouring over the lines. Content creation is everywhere, and consumers are becoming creators as well."
This week’s VentureFuel Visionary is Chris Hewish, President of Xsolla. He shares how his company has built the business engine for creators to accelerate video game commerce globally.
We talk about what can large organizations learn from gaming as they think about the metaverse and web 3. How to embrace emerging technologies like distributed development and Generative AI and how the continued improvement in tools and automation will forever change how content is created, enjoyed and monetized.
Prior to XSolla, Chris was the EVP of Interactive at Skydance Media and served as Head of Studio and Publishing at leading VR company, Survios. Chris is an award winning interactive executive with decades of experience managing daily operations and long-term strategies for companies of various sizes. Over the years he's been fortunate to work with highly motivated teams producing high-quality games.
Headquartered in Los Angeles, with offices worldwide, Xsolla operates as a merchant and seller of record for major gaming entities like Valve corporation, Twitch, Ubisoft, Epic Games, and PUBG Corporation. Xsolla's video game business engine helps game developers and publishers operate more efficiently and sell more games. Serving only the video game industry, Xsolla caters to businesses from indie to enterprise, with solutions that solve the complexities of distribution, marketing, and monetization so developers, publishers, and platform partners.
VentureFuel builds and accelerates innovation programs for industry leaders by helping them unlock the power of External Innovation via startup collaborations.