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Will the PSN debacle slow the rush to digital distribution of games?

By on May 3, 2011

That was the question I was asked by The Wall Street Journal last week.

I’m inclined to think that it is a speed bump, not a derailment. It is a real problem for Sony but it is hardly an opportunity for its competitors; we all need consumers to trust their personal and financial details to the cloud in the long run, so I hope that rivals will keep a dignified silence about the hacks.

The WSJ published the story on Royal Wedding day, so I doubt it will have had many readers. Still, if you are interested in the wider ramifications of the debacle, read Sony Hack Challenges Games Industry.

About Nicholas Lovell

Nicholas is the founder of Gamesbrief, a blog dedicated to the business of games. It aims to be informative, authoritative and above all helpful to developers grappling with business strategy. He is the author of a growing list of books about making money in the games industry and other digital media, including How to Publish a Game and Design Rules for Free-to-Play Games, and Penguin-published title The Curve: