The Conservative Party’s Creative Industries Task Force, which examines ways in which the Government can ensure the UK remains a leader in video game development, has asked MCV’s readership to send it their thoughts on the industry’s future.
The review looks to ‘make Britain a global hub for content creation and distribution’ and is led by former BBC boss Greg Dyke. Others on the taskforce include Eidos veteran Ian Livingstone and shadow Ministers Jeremy Hunt and Ed Vaizey.
It comes in reaction to the Government’s Digital Britain report from last year.
Livingstone told MCV: The Government has failed the games industry on the basis of skills, production tax credits, IP protection and even with helping to change the perception of games.
I was delighted to join this taskforce. In Hunt and Vaizey we have two shadow Ministers who want to help the games industry prosper. This is an opportunity for us to unite and have input into the potential next government’s manifesto.”
Hunt added: The Digital Britain process has been strong on analysis but weak on action. With music, film, games and TV industries in the top three worldwide, now is the chance to turn Britain into the world’s creative and digital hub.”
The Tory review began on April 20th.