Russia’s invasion of Ukraine started almost one year ago to the date, and its global impact has been tremendous. In the gaming industry, this impact has been seen most notably in the exacerbation of the existing semiconductor shortage, as Ukraine is the world’s largest supplier of neon gas, a required component of the production process.
In this 1UPdate, we discuss how the war has impacted employment, game development and revenue in the gaming industry, as well as what some gamers are doing to help.
Also in this segment:
- Google contractors who work under YouTube Music have gone on strike due to abrupt return-to-office mandate.
- New first-person horror adventure game called Killer Frequency puts players in the place of a late-night radio host who has to guide callers to safety.
- LA esports organization The Guard abruptly laid off its entire staff yesterday.