The App Store officially went live 10 years ago today. Since then, it’s made a significant impact on the games industry.
It’s made games more accessible to the masses, slowly but surely ushered in games-as-a-service and led the way for the (in)famous business model of free-to-play.
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The mobile space is now a $70.3 billion industry, outgrowing all other games platforms. It’s also spawned a number of multi-billion dollar games and entertainment franchises, from Angry Birds to Candy Crush Saga and Clash of Clans.
Whether you think some of the trends it led are positive or negative, it can’t be denied that the App Store has had a major influence on the entire industry. It even played a part in premature calls of the imminent death of the console space.
To celebrate the App Store’s 10th anniversary, we’ve put together a list of 10 ways in changed the games industry forever.
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