1UPdate: How Russia’s invasion of Ukraine is hurting the gaming industry

As we hit the one-year mark since the invasion started, we reflect on its impact on employment, development and revenue in the gaming industry.

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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.

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