Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development

A story on Bloomberg says that Andy Jassy, Amazon's next CEO, says he's committed to making video games, despite the tech giants so-far failed ambitions in the sector. Here's word:
One day before he was named the next chief executive officer of Amazon.com Inc., Andy Jassy reaffirmed his commitment to making video games while acknowledging the stark challenges the team has faced, according to an email to staff reviewed by Bloomberg.

Jassy expressed support for Mike Frazzini, the head of Amazon Game Studios and the subject of a Bloomberg profile last week examining the troubles the company has faced in gaming. The story was based on interviews with more than 30 current or former Amazon employees. Both executives sent emails to their staff this week referencing the article, saying the accounts were exaggerated but recognizing that they had made mistakes.

“Some businesses take off in the first year, and others take many years,” wrote Jassy, currently the head of Amazon’s cloud computing division and Frazzini’s boss. “Though we haven’t consistently succeeded yet in AGS, I believe we will if we hang in there.”
View : : :
12 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older
12.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 4, 2021, 14:51
Jivaro
 
12.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 4, 2021, 14:51
Feb 4, 2021, 14:51
 Jivaro
 
You know how the penny slots folks just pick some machines and drop pennies until they win?

That's Amazon and gaming.
Avatar 55841
11.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 4, 2021, 12:11
El Pit
 
11.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 4, 2021, 12:11
Feb 4, 2021, 12:11
 El Pit
 
You know you are in trouble when the people with money behind you publish press releases saying that they are absolutely committed to your work/job. And you know the best soundtrack is Metallica's For Whom The Bell Tolls.
"There is no right life in the wrong one." (Theodor W. Adorno, philosopher)
"Only a Sith deals in absolutes." (Obi-Wan Kenobi, Jedi)
10.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 4, 2021, 03:50
10.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 4, 2021, 03:50
Feb 4, 2021, 03:50
 
In other news.

Amazon states it is committed to "Making more money"

This comes as a surprise to all pundits who are shocked they say, shocked !
At such a novel take on the business model.
----------------------------
Yes, I abuse grammar by opening my mouth.
9.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 4, 2021, 02:18
9.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 4, 2021, 02:18
Feb 4, 2021, 02:18
 
Everybody's committing to something these days, makes me feel like there is more bullshit going down than there actually is.

How bout everybody commit to not being an asshole?
Avatar 58327
8.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 4, 2021, 00:19
8.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 4, 2021, 00:19
Feb 4, 2021, 00:19
 
Breaking news: company pretty sure all of its divisions are doing well and its stock price should be just fine
Synthetic Error - Entertainment bloggin http://syntheticerror.wordpress.com/
Avatar 49609
7.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 22:15
7.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 22:15
Feb 3, 2021, 22:15
 
No matter how much money you have, sometimes you need to throw in the towel just to save face and stop embarrassing yourself (image actually has value). Does anyone remember their foray into the smartphone market with the Fire phone? What a disaster that was.
Avatar 12787
6.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 21:40
6.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 21:40
Feb 3, 2021, 21:40
 
Given their track record to date, I'm not holding out much hope for the Lord of the Rings MMORPG they announced some years ago.
Avatar 59311
5.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 21:19
5.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 21:19
Feb 3, 2021, 21:19
 
Bumpy wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 20:57:
I would like to see them expand into gaming video cards. We need more of them stat.

Amazon Basics 3070 and 6800, I could easily see buying one of those.

Unfortunately that'll be the last thing Amazon ever does, start making high end hardware. Not much profit to be had except for scalpers.
Avatar 54863
4.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 20:57
4.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 20:57
Feb 3, 2021, 20:57
 
I would like to see them expand into gaming video cards. We need more of them stat.
3.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 20:24
NKD
3.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 20:24
Feb 3, 2021, 20:24
NKD
 
MoreLuckThanSkill wrote on Feb 3, 2021, 19:57:
Well, this certainly seems like a stupid position. Of course, Amazon has successfully expanded into pretty much every industry, so why not eventually game development too?

Still, how fucking greedy does a corporation need to be, to have to expand into everything?

Welcome to capitalism, where you're only worth as much as you can increase your company's stonk price by.
Avatar 43041
2.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 20:19
Rilcon
 
2.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 20:19
Feb 3, 2021, 20:19
 Rilcon
 
Still, how fucking greedy does a corporation need to be, to have to expand into everything?
Well, it's pretty common business theory: money unused is money wasted, and Amazon has shitloads of money.

I mean, what else are they going to do, increase worker wages? pffft
1.
 
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development
Feb 3, 2021, 19:57
1.
Re: Amazon Remains Committed to Game Development Feb 3, 2021, 19:57
Feb 3, 2021, 19:57
 
Well, this certainly seems like a stupid position. Of course, Amazon has successfully expanded into pretty much every industry, so why not eventually game development too?

Still, how fucking greedy does a corporation need to be, to have to expand into everything?
Avatar 54863
12 Replies. 1 pages. Viewing page 1.
Newer [  1  ] Older