Finji CEO: Subscriptions are simultaneously “awesome and terrifying”

The industry goes in cycles for indies, Finji CEO Bekah Saltsman tells us in a discussion at last October’s Megamigs conference.

“There are boom cycles where there’s lots of money out and about, then it contracts again, and then it’s going to boom out again,” she says. “And it’s been doing this forever, because it goes on hardware cycles and everything else.”

Right now, she thinks the cycle is starting a contraction and indies may have a harder time finding funding, in large part because we’re now far enough removed from the new hardware launches that typically mark the boom periods. But she adds that “really weird things are going to start happening” because of subscription services like Xbox Game Pass or the premium tiers of PlayStation Plus.

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