TSM Episode 617: The Licensing Racket

The complete abdiction of consumer-focused QA by licensing companies means that licensing fees are now little more than a tax on developers for doing business in the licenser's virtual store.
Sony is one of several companies with a major stake in game licensing operations.

Download Link: Released 2020.12.21

Akademician, SiliconNooB, and Imitanis consider Cyberpunk 2077, and take a hard-nosed look at the development of game licensing, from its origins as funding for consumer-focused quality assurance systems, to its modern incarnation as a tax on developers.