The Little Engines That Could: Game industry platforms and the new drivers of digitalization


In a recent trend in digitalization, many platform incumbents have steered their focus towards creating collectively shared persistent virtual frameworks known as ‘metaverses’. Due to the emergence of digital platforms in the game industry over the last decade, the industry is now challenging the digital platform incumbents in metaverse development. Will the development unlock new data-driven markets, how will the landscape of digital platforms be reconfigured, and what are the strategic and policy implications for Finland and the European Union?

Juri Mattila
Timo Seppälä
Kaisa Salakka
Publication date: 
November 18, 2021
Publication type: 
Working Paper