As the dust settles from the European elections, the UK results have been thoroughly dissected. But what do the EU-wide results mean for the future, and how may they affect interactive entertainment here in the UK? We take a look with some help from our friends at ISFE.
The Migration Advisory Committee (MAC) has recommended that a significant number of video games industry specific roles should be included on the UK’s shortage occupation list (SOL).
Ukie gathered evidence from 35 games companies to respond to the MAC’s call for evidence. Our submission requested the inclusion of eleven additional industry specific roles to the SOL to ensure our industry is able to maintain the access to overseas talent that has built us into a global force.
‘Team Sonic Racing’ speeds to No1 in the All Formats Chart this week, becoming the first Sonic title to reach No1 since ‘Mario & Sonic at the Olympic Games’ back in week 11 2008.
‘Rage 2’ drops from top spot to No4, while ‘Days Gone’ and ‘FIFA 19’ both hold on to No’s 2 and 3 respectively. ‘Assassin’s Creed III Remastered’ jumps back in to the Top 40 at No15 thanks to the release of a new Switch version. 'Everybody's Golf VR’ tees off at No22 and is the only other new entry to trouble the Top 40 this week.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 20 by Reflection.
Prime Minister Theresa May has confirmed today that she will be stepping down on the 7th of June. Following this, a leadership contest within the Conservative Party will then be triggered with the winning leader automatically becoming Prime Minister.
If you are curious or interested to know what the next steps are, we have pulled together a broad timetable of what lies ahead.
The next PM
A slightly more interesting week with the introduction of Bethesda Softworks new game ‘Rage 2’ entering top spot which moves ‘Days Gone’ down to second place.
Two new titles to enter the Top 40 Charts this week are: ‘A Plague Tale: Innocence’ debuting at No9 and ‘Sniper Elite V2: Remastered’ debuting at No13.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 19 by Reflection.
Since December 2017, the global games industry has been working together to understand what motivated the World Health Organisation, an eminent global organisation that does important work in protecting and promoting healthy lives for all, to propose including a "gaming disorder" in its latest list of mental health diseases.
Another quiet week means the Top 6 remain unchanged with ‘Days Gone’ holding on to top spot. A new Switch version of ‘Mortal Kombat 11’ is not enough to dislodge Sony from No1.
The only other new entry to make the Top 40 is ‘Saints Row: The Third – The Full Package’ debuting at No15.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 18 by Reflection.