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Gaming: Equality

Question for Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport

UIN HL1338, tabled on 4 February 2020

To ask Her Majesty's Government what steps they are taking, if any, to promote diversity in the UK gaming industry.

Answered on

17 February 2020

The government recognises the critical importance of diversity in the video games industry, and the Creative Industries as a whole. We welcome the games industry’s Raise The Game diversity pledge launched on 4 February 2020. The pledge is backed by companies such as Microsoft XBox, Facebook, EA, Jagex and King and the aim is to sign up at least 200 employers by 2021.

This builds on the Creative Industries Council’s Diversity Charter, announced in July 2019, which commits to engaging leaders across the creative industries to champion diversity and inclusion.