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Games and Esports

Reaching the next level

Opportunities for UK games developers

Our latest industry report explores the evolving and growing games sector and the exciting openings it offers. 

The global games and esports industry is on a stellar growth trajectory and UK studios and developers, with their world-wide reputation for creativity and innovation, are in a great position to benefit from it.

But to stay on top, UK developers need to respond to rapidly shifting audience profiles, exploit cutting edge technology and new ways of playing, while recruiting and retaining the best talent and meeting the ongoing funding challenges of launching new games.

In this report, ‘Reaching the next level: Exploring opportunities in the UK games sector’, we share insights on this fascinating sector from the Barclays Creative Industries team and leading industry body UKIE, and views from two successful UK studios on the challenges and potential within the sector. 

David Gowans
Head of Creative Industries, Games & Esports

Read our latest report

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