Chris Charla

Chris Charla

General Manager, Content Programs Team

Roundtable Leader


Chris is the GM of the content programs team at Xbox, which includes the ID@Xbox, Creative Partnerships, and ID@Azure programs. 

The Future of the Genre

Historically, video game genres have been influenced both by technology (side-scrollers were popular on 16-machines in large part because those games pushed those machines to the limit) and by business model (the appearance of digital marketplaces ushered in new business models such as F2P and enabled new genres to thrive). This roundtable will explore the following question: in a world where subscriptions are a routine business model, retail is waning, and digital marketplaces are dominant, how do these business and technological changes affect what games people want to play, and what games creators want to make? (Spoiler: I take the optimistic view that modern business models enable more freedom for Creators to make the projects they want, versus fitting into a few established genres and models.)    

Running a Company is Better Together

Chelsea Blasko and Adam Boyes are the Co-CEOs of Iron Galaxy. Together, they are evolving the business and culture of a company that values people and has new games to introduce to the world. Join them for a fireside chat about how two leaders with very different skillsets and backgrounds can come together to share the mission of running a great company where inspiring things happen.