I've been observing the trend of games nowadays. Practically everyone is giving the game away and if not, the selling prices are so low it isn't possible to recoup money with AAA titles anymore. Business model has changed but customer expectations are rising and competition as well for non-AAA titles. With everyone practically giving the game away, and a crowded marketplace of non-AAA titles, what is the motivation anymore to continue making games other than doing it for fun ? One option is developing games for corporate clients to promote their brand. The other is being a contract mobile game developer for others. Trying to develop your own game with unknown IP is getting much harder when you have to give your game away free, no matter how good it is.