Random House fights encroaching obsolescence

Smart, smart, smart. Just as they’ve done with movies, Random House has launched an in-house group to sell story to video game makers. They’ll hand you a plot, a setting, and characters. Game makers just fill in the fiddly bits.

I don’t think print books will obsolesce, but my best guess is that they will become sadly niche. Most would-be dinosaurs hunker down and hope the asteroid will maybe decide not to hit the planet. Good for RH on thinking like a mammal.

Side note: The company they’re launching the effort with is Stardock, whose CEO, Brad Wardell, had fine insight on what makes a AAA game. The more I learn about Wardell, the more I want to learn.


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