In order to help gamers, the European Union has serious ambitions and wants to make it happen. Earlier this week, the European Parliament adopted a resolution calling on the European Commission and the Council of the European Union to recognize the value and significance of the video game industry in Europe as well as the value of the video game industry globally.
There were 560 deputies who voted in favor of this resolution, 34 who voted against it, and 16 deputies who abstained from voting on it. The purpose of this was to achieve what? Despite the fact that there is nothing concrete yet, it is promising to hear that the European Union wants to develop a long-term vision of the development and progress of the video game industry and esports in Europe in the future.
According to the representatives, the video game industry should be recognized as one that is growing rapidly, but in fact does not have a significant amount of investment both at the level of the EU as well as at the national level of the member states of the EU.
Essentially, this is the first step in the process of the European Union starting to allocate more money to the development of the video game industry in Europe in order to stimulate the growth of the industry. In its resolution, the Parliament determined that video games produced in Europe should be considered cultural heritage, and that there should be an effort made to preserve culturally significant video games produced in Europe so that they can be consumed in the future.
A study conducted by the European Commission also found that there is a chronic shortage of talent that is qualified to work in the video game industry at the level of the EU. The fact that this topic has now become part of the repertoire of subjects is primarily due to the fact that the video game industry has suddenly started to group together, with European developers becoming targets of foreign companies.
The MEPs are now agreeing, among other things, that greater investments in the game industry at the level of the Union may help to prevent game developers from Europe from becoming mainly owned by Chinese companies like Tencent, American companies like Microsoft, Japanese companies like Sony, etc.