Welcome to IGN Unfiltered, our regularly occurring interview series where we sit down with the best, brightest, and most fascinating minds in the video game industry. (Catch up on the other 50-plus episodes here.) My guest this episode is games media investigative reporter Jason Schreier, who’s written a new book called Press Reset: Ruin and Recovery in the Video Game Industry. The former Kotaku and current Bloomberg reporter talks about the perils of the game industry in his experience reporting on it, from crunch to studio instability and more, as well as what might be done about it to make the industry a healthier, more sustainable place for its many thousands of talented developers.

Check out the full episode in the video above, but if you’d prefer to listen to the interview, here’s an audio-only podcast download link. One way or the other I hope you’ll check out the interview!

And if you missed it, here’s the previous episode of Unfiltered, in which IO Interactive CEO Hakan Abrak candidly discusses how the studio left Square Enix to go independent, how they’re approaching their new James Bond 007 game, the future of Hitman, and more!:

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Catch up on every episode of IGN Unfiltered here, including conversations with Bethesda game director Todd Howard, Ubisoft CEO Yves Guillemot, former PlayStation boss Jack Tretton, Journey creator Jenova Chen, Halo boss Bonnie Ross, and many more!

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Ryan McCaffrey is IGN’s Executive Editor of Previews. Follow him on Twitter at @DMC_Ryan, catch him on Unlocked, and drop-ship him Taylor Ham sandwiches from New Jersey whenever possible.



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