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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.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 44 by Reflection.
Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ retains the No1 spot for the All Formats Chart in its second week since launch. Its second week figure tops ‘Fifa 18s’ second week, making it the highest selling second week for a title of not only this year, but 2016 as well.
‘Fifa 18’ does climb one position into No2 this week, pushing Ubisoft’s ‘Assassin’s Creed Origins’ in the opposite direction down to No3.
Government publishes guidance on plans for EU citizens
The Home Office has today released some guidance that it has sent to the European Commission as part of its negotiations which sets out how it intends to support EU citizens currently in the UK through a new streamlined registration system post-Brexit.
A little earlier in the year, we asked our members to participate in our annual Member Survey, giving them an opportunity to give us direct feedback on how Ukie is doing and what's important for us to focus on, so we can continue to act as a strong voice for the industry and develop the services that they need.
At the same time, we took the opportunity to ask a few questions to give us a bit of extra insight into the industry - and now we've had a bit of time to digest everything, we wanted to share some of the key findings in a few blogs over the coming weeks.
The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 43 by Reflection.
Activision Blizzard’s ‘Call of Duty: WWII’ debuts in customary fashion at No1 and just like last year’s ‘Call of Duty: Infinite Warfare’ this is a 3 format release (PS4/Xbox One/PC). Week 1 sales of ‘WWII’ are significantly higher than ‘IW’.
The European Commission have confirmed that the tax relief for the production of video games in the UK has been re-notified until at least 2023.
Notification is required according to the EU State Aid laws to ensure that any measures introduced to support businesses are not anti-competitive in Member States.
This is fantastic news providing some much-needed confidence to the UK games sector and maintaining a key competitive advantage for UK based studios.
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The Top 20 Free, Paid and Revenue Grossing UK mobile charts for week 42 by Reflection.