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Here you can find all our latest press releases, opinion pieces, and news so you can keep up with what we're doing and not miss out on important things happening in the UK games industry.
Ukie’s current esports initiatives include developing new esports qualifications and expanding our Digital Schoolhouse esports competition to give over 1,000 children from schools all over the country to compete against each other and get a taste of the wide range of roles that make up esports. And as the main point of contact for government policy and regulation relating to esports in the UK, we will be calling for more support from government for esports in this country. Here's what we've been upto in the esports space recently:
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 39 by Reflection.
EA’s ‘FIFA 18’ takes a second week at No1 and actually has a stronger week 2 than last year because FIFA 17’s week 2 coincided with Take 2’s biggest new release of 2016, which pulled sales away from FIFA (‘Mafia III’ was new at No2 in week 40, 2016 and was the 8th biggest week 1 unit seller of 2016).
The Ukie Student Conference will return to Staffordshire University this year on October 25th.
Now in its fourth year the conference is a fantastic opportunity for Ukie's student members to attend exclusive talks and workshops from industry insiders from all areas of the sector, learning about different career paths and what it will take to build a successful career in games.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 38 by Reflection.
As is customary in week 39, EA bring down the curtain on Q3 with the launch of FIFA. ‘FIFA 18’ debuts at No1 and of the 5 versions launched the PS4/Xbox One editions account for 97% of sales units – PS4 alone accounts for 60% (up from 53% last year), helped in part by a varied selection of official ‘FIFA 18’ hard bundles. The Switch version is a first for EA and Nintendo and the PS3/360 versions become legacy editions.
Ukie sets out four key asks for the Autumn Budget
The Chancellor of the Exchequer, Philip Hammond announced last Autumn that the Government would be moving to a single fiscal event each year, doing away with the familiar twice yearly event. The move was welcomed by business groups and economists for helping to promote more certainty and stability.
Last week at our AGM at EGX in Birmingham, our Digital Schoolhouse (DSH) initiative announced its brand new RED sponsorship tier.
Always seeking to realise it’s vision, DSH’s presence at EGX demonstrates just how vital we believe cutting-edge expertise from the games industry is, alongside academic expertise in our classrooms. By introducing the new threshold sponsorship entry of £4500, we present more games businesses with the opportunity to support the delivery of this nationwide initiative.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 37 by Reflection.