Two-thirds of UK developers are optimistic about 2016

Looking to grow their business

Two-thirds of UK developers are optimistic about 2016

UK games trade association TIGA has revealed that the UK games industry is optimistic about growth in 2016.

It conducted a survey of 52 game companies in the UK, ranging in size and encompassing development for mobile games as well as PC and console.

66 percent of companies predicted their profits would rise, while 67 percent thought they were performing either ‘very well’ or ‘well’.

The survey also found that 60% of businesses expected to expand their workforce "a little" over 2016, while 12% expected to grow "a lot".

A growing market

Additionally, 54% of respondents felt that the outlook for investment in their business was more optimistic than 12 months ago.

TIGA CEO, Richard Wilson, said "The increasing prevalence of mobile and tablet devices, the new console generation, and the advent of Virtual Reality and Augmented Reality are stimulating investment in games."


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