• Navigating early access: legal and practical considerations

    14 days ago - By GamesIndustry

    In recent years we have seen a number of studios continuing to eschew traditional launch in favour of early access: Baldur's Gate 3, Valheim and Splitgate were some of last year's strongest titles, none of which are yet to see a full launch.
    An iterative release through early access is of course nothing new , and the benefits are undoubtedly appealing: developers can soft launch their game and test its viability directly with their target audience, all the while building a community and generating revenue for ongoing development.
    However, what are the legal and practical considerations to...
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