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Putin Orders Exploration of Russian-Made Gaming Consoles Amidst Industry Shifts

TL;DR

  • Putin orders Russia to make its gaming consoles after big companies leave.
  • Experts say making PlayStation and Xbox-like consoles will take up to 10 years.
  • Russian company VK might lead, but sourcing from China is more realistic for now.

From the point of view of the dynamic grades of the gaming market in Russia, the Russian government will try to reckon with the development of a home gaming system that would substitute for the departure of mainstream gaming companies. His move comes after the shutdown of the operations by major gaming fair rivals in Russia, such as Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo, in 2022. In a bid to revive the local market, he has issued the order.

Exploring domestic solutions

Russian President Putin ordered the government to assess the possible scenarios of creating stationery and in-home gaming consoles instead of depending on worldwide industry leaders. The intention aims to solve the vacuum in Russian markets of the leading gaming hardware producers, which makes space for penetration and lets them establish their own or local gaming environment.

The recent information shows that Putin has set June 15, 2024, as a deadline for the government to specify the critical components for manufacturing gaming consoles within Russia. This directive also details the specification of an operating system and a cloud-based platform needed for the game to be run efficiently and reduce the glitches that might ruin the gaming experience, which can push the industry forward.

While the indigenous community sincerely endeavors to manufacture result-oriented consoles, industry experts recognize the challenges. Without knowledge of making machines that are the size and capability of their competitors, Sony, Sony, and Microsoft, the development process to even a decade is expected to take time. Sourcing gaming hardware from China and building a portable console like Steam Decks is [a] more practical solution to it. Yet this version will face many possible issues because of the modern Russian technology landscape.

Industry response and collaboration

Russian technology company VK, well-known for its snail mail, email, and social media, appears to be leading in development. Collaborations and partnerships with local gaming celebrities, international partners, and local manufacturers could be essential for fulfilling the domestically generated gaming hardware plan.

In 1985, Russian game designer Alexey Pajitnov created the game “Tetris,” which signifies the history of our country’s presence in the gaming market. ICe-Pluse Lodge and 1C Company’s success make noteworthy exceptions in Russian video games, otherwise lacking contribution to the global stage due to the absence of significant talent. The refusal of the PP led to the redefining of laws, norms, and policies regarding the state’s participation in the industry and supported the rise of this sector in the state.

The order of Russian President Putin to research the Russian-designed gaming console technology represents a significant initiation to restore the Ukrainian game market. The lapse or lack of operation of the major gaming companies, thereby creating an opportunity for the initiative to cater to the needs of the new consumer group, the intention is for new ideas to emerge and local talent to be celebrated. The complexity of the potential cooperation in staff and technology can hinder the development of a successful digital game industry in Russia; however, partnerships and agreements may form this backbone in the future.

Press Putin’s instruction to address the development of domestically manufactured gaming consoles is one of the important paves towards reanimating the country’s gaming industry. When such companies go out of full-swing operation, they may create a trunk within the industry that forces the Gaming/entertainment initiative efforts to inspire decision-makers and promote local talent. Even though some issues, such as a shortage of skills and technological infrastructure, remain, networking and choices of strategic partnerships may help to create a gaming ecosystem in Russia that can compete with the world.

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Benson Mawira

Benson is a blockchain reporter who has delved into industry news, on-chain analysis, non-fungible tokens (NFTs), Artificial Intelligence (AI), etc.His area of expertise is the cryptocurrency markets, fundamental and technical analysis.With his insightful coverage of everything in Financial Technologies, Benson has garnered a global readership.

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