Media reports estimate that the gaming industry is expected to register US$ 196 billion in revenue and India ranks among the top five mobile gaming markets in the world. The gaming culture is a huge job market too, creating a series of new job roles.
To talk about the different career prospects,
TimesJobs had invited
Arnold Su, Country Business Head-Consumer & Gaming PC,
He outlined key trends to watch out in this space:
Industry overview amid COVID-19 lockdown
The Gaming industry witnessed an exponential growth in the COVID-19 lockdown. Be it hardware sales, subscription to games or the live streaming of game competitions, the gaming industry has been recording a steep rise. With this rise, there will be more job opportunities too. Game Developers, Multi-media Designers, product analysts will be in huge demand.
Job profiles most-in demand
Amid the COVID-19 lockdown, technology is the biggest enabler for all functions. In gaming too, many old jobs will become obsolete, while new jobs will be created. Going with the present trends the demand for Game Animation, Game Art Creation in 3D and 2D, Game Design, Game Testing, Game Programming, Project Management, professionals is likely to surge.
Career opportunities and skills requirements
“Gaming PC” is the fastest growing sector in PC hardware industry. In India itself, the market grew from 40 thousand units [gaming laptop] a year to almost 300 thousand units [gaming laptop] a year from 2016 to 2019. In simple terms, it grew 7.5 times within 4 years. Candidates pursuing career in this sector will be most sought after for three core skills – creativity, technology, and fun.