MCV asked on Twitter how the industry felt about Britain’s decision to leave the EU.
Seeing as our Twitter feed yesterday seemed to suggest that the country would vote to stay by a ratio of about 9,000,000,000-to-1, it’s not really a shock that most people are concerned.
UKIE head Jo Twist said:
UKIE is committed to ensuring the UK is the best place in the world to make and sell games, and although this decision and the political uncertainty it brings will have an impact on our business it is important to remember that we are already a globally successful sector and a leading exporter in the digital economy. UKIE will continue to work hard with colleagues in government to ensure we continue to have the best possible business environment and we will be following development closely as well as advising members as they unfold.”
Here’s a selection of the Twitter feedback we’ve had so far:
Are you a member of the UK games industry? How do you feel about Britain's decision to leave the EU this morning?
— MCV (@MCVonline) June 24, 2016
I worried about losing my job.
— Ninja Ice Climber (@NinjaIceClimber) June 24, 2016
— Paul Watson (@walnutsoap) June 24, 2016
— Meg Bethany Koepp (@triforcemeg) June 24, 2016
its going to suck out talent to other countries unless we can let them work remotley and even then it will be much more expensive
— JC (@jcampbell_05) June 24, 2016
— Rob (@retroremakes) June 24, 2016
I'm in that episode where Crusher realises the universe is shrinking around her.
— Michael French (@Michael_French) June 24, 2016
pretty sick tbh.
— Stu Morton (@StuofMorton) June 24, 2016
@_AlexCalvin angry, scared, more angry, confused, angry, but at the very bottom of all of that – hopeful. I have to hope.
— Kate Gray (@hownottodraw) June 24, 2016
does this mean we dont av to wait til friday for games cos now surely we shud get em tuesday like america
— Chay The Big Dog (@TheCoolChay) June 24, 2016
this sums it up pretty well pic.twitter.com/hqmHd5RkdL
— Namer Merli (@AmetDj) June 24, 2016
Shocked. Saddened. Worried.
— Kelsey Christmas (@KelseYouLater) June 24, 2016
— Isabel Davies (@IsabelDavies_) June 24, 2016
surprised by the number of those voting leave, but as an industry, we can show the country how to move on, together
— Gareth Williams is jet lag (@Shakacarnage) June 24, 2016
frustrated, worried about job security for myself and others. Concerned about future investments and development
— Ted Everett (@zedsted) June 24, 2016
From a business point of view, it's terrible. Big US games firms use the UK as a conduit into EU. This will inevitably impact.
— Jason Wiltshire (@JasonWiltshire) June 24, 2016
the massive air of uncertainty is very worrying. Only time will tell.
— Grizzly (@Grizzlykreiden) June 24, 2016