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We are pleased to announce that Tim Scott is joining the team as Head of Public Affairs. Tim joins the organisation from London First, where he was Programme Director for Tech and Creative Industries, following ten years in the civil service where he led Creative Industries and tech policy in the Cabinet Office and Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 08 by Reflection.
A bumper week for gaming is led by ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ which tops the chart as Sony’s biggest ever PS4 launch of a new IP (ahead of No Man’s Sky). Released on Wednesday ‘Horizon Zero Dawn’ is also the biggest launch of the year so far and Sony’s biggest launch since ‘Uncharted 4: A Thief’s End’. Ubisoft’s ‘For Honor’ falls from No1 to No5, having to make way for both Horizon Zero Dawn and new Nintendo Switch titles.
GDC 2017 is here!
The UK games industry has once again descended on San Francisco for GDC 2017, the biggest and longest established games industry event in the world. Ukie is once again running the UK Industry Stand, taking out some of the biggest names in UK games to make international business connections, exchange ideas, network, attract funding, pitch to investors, and promote the UK as the best place in the world to make games.
Who is on the UK Industry Stand?
Today, Ukie attended the launch of the Government's long awaited Digital Strategy which sets out its intentions to create a world-leading digital economy that works for everyone. The Government established its desire to ensure that the UK is the best place to start and grow a digital business, including games, which are highlighted in the Digital Strategy as an example of one of the UK's great strenghts along with FinTech and EdTech.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 07 by Reflection.
On the All Formats Top 40 (Units) Ubisoft’s ‘For Honor’ holds on to No1 for a second week.
Microsoft/THQ Nordic have to settle with No2 as ‘Halo Wars 2’ debuts at No2 for Xbox One and PC. The original ‘Halo Wars’ also debuted at No2 in week 9, 2009 – beaten to No1 back then by Sony and Guerilla’s ‘Killzone 2’ on PS3.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 06 by Reflection.
Launched on Tuesday, ‘For Honor’ debuts on top, giving Ubisoft their first All Formats No1 since ‘Tom Clancy’s The Division’ almost a year ago. It is the biggest entirely new IP to launch at No1 since ‘No Man’s Sky’ with 57% of sales on PS4 and 43% on Xbox One.
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 of our Ukie Student membership and we’re looking for a small army of games industry volunteers to help us make it happen.