Is Blu-ray the DVD’s last hurrah? One of Sony’s assumptions about Blu-ray discs: They could be the last packaged media in the increasingly networked world, according to Mike Fidler, the former Sony Blu-ray executive who now runs Digeo in Kirkland.
Consumers are funding the development of digital media nowadays, but that will change as the business world increasingly uses technology such as digital video, according to Enrique Godreau III, managing director of Voyager Capital. “I think we’re kind of going through a transition [from] letting the consumer pay for the development of these technologies,” he said.
Networked gaming is inspiring developers, according to Jeff Pobst, a former Xbox developer relations manager now running Hidden Path Entertainment in Bellevue. “It gets really interesting and exciting when you start designing the content knowing how it’s going to be distributed and making that distribution part of the content,” he said.