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EA’s ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ remains at No1 for a second week, equalling the 2 week consecutive run of ‘Mass Effect 2’ (‘Mass Effect 3’ only had 1 week at No1, replaced the following week by EA’s own ‘FIFA Street’. Original ‘Mass Effect’ debuted at No12).
Ukie is bringing our annual Student Conference to London, all as part of the 2017 London Games Festival. Our fourth Ukie Student Conference: South will arrive at London South Bank University on Wednesday 5 April for a day of inspiring talks and exclusive workshops for over 200 students from our Ukie Student membership.
After 9 months of speculation following the June referendum, Article 50 has been triggered today, marking the start of two years of negotiations about what a post-EU Britain will look like.
During this time we have learnt a lot about what our industry is concerned about: access to global talent, data flows and uncertainty about future trading relationships have been all been raised as priority areas of concern, alongside the opportunities the coming negotiations present for the our creative tech sector in the UK.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 11 by Reflection.
EA unleash ‘Mass Effect: Andromeda’ for the first time on PS4 and Xbox One and the combined sales of console/pc versions give EA the No1, their first since week 48 last year (FIFA 17).
Ukie’s creative computing initiative, Digital Schoolhouse, powered by PlayStation, has been running the UK’s first inter-schools esports tournament, with over 400 pupils from Digital Schoolhouses across the country competing in a Rocket League competition.
The tournament has been designed to inspire students outside of the classroom by exposing them to careers within the games, esports and creative industries.
A new strategy for growing the local games cluster and the wider digital creative sector has been launched by Coventry and Warwickshire Local Enterprise Partnership (CWLEP), in partnership with Ukie.
Last Friday, Ukie organised for Daniel Zeichner, MP for Cambridge and Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Group on data analytics, to visit Ninja Theory’s studio and discover their innovative real-time cinematography technology.
During the tour, Daniel gained first hand insight into the technological innovation, art and design involved in producing video games, and Ninja Theory’s pioneering use of performance capture in games.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 10 by Reflection.
In a quiet week for new releases, ‘Tom Clancy’s Ghost Recon: Wildlands’ occupies the top spot for a second week. It is a good start to the year for Ubisoft who now have the most weeks at No1 so far in 2017 with four (‘For Honor’ also grabbed two weeks at the top a month ago).