Edge: How the UK Game Industry Can Beat Recession

While the UK has manifestly been in a downturn phase for the past six months, it was only today that the Office for National Statistics (ONS) could confirm that Britain is officially in recession.

Few would call it coincidence that, on the same day that the UK officially enters recession, Eidos closed the doors of its Manchester-based development arm.

"The recession we're gong through clearly has an impact on publishers and developers, and both forms of businesses obviously have to conserve cash in a downturn, it's the rational thing to do," adds Wilson. "But while this year is going to be tough, the games industry has some important advantages."

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