As a member of the European Game Developers Federation (EGDF), the Portuguese Game Developers Association (APVP) stands with the position of the European national trade associations on the need for an EU regulatory framework for game engines.
“Currently, Unity dominates game engine markets, Unreal being its primary challenger. These two engines are not just clear market leaders in the game industry but increasingly vital market actors in film, architecture, and industrial design and simulations. In 2022, Unity reported that globally, 230,000 game developers made and operated over 750,000 games using the Unity Engine and the Unity Gaming Services portfolio of products. “EGDF: UNITY’S INSTALL FEES ARE A SIGN OF LOOMING GAME ENGINE MARKET FAILURE (by Jari-Pekka Kaleva)
APVP contributed to EGDF’s statement on looming game engine market failures that were recently highlighted by Unity’s new fee structure. Unity’s anti-competitive market behaviour directly affects the Portuguese game development studios. As such, in an effort led by EGDF, the public statement reflects the concerns and suggestions of our members.
“Although Unity’s decision will cause significant challenges for the industry, EGDF kindly reminds that instead of focusing on blaming individual Unity employees for the changes, it is far more productive to focus on taking measures that increase competition in game engine markets.”EGDF: UNITY’S INSTALL FEES ARE A SIGN OF LOOMING GAME ENGINE MARKET FAILURE (by Jari-Pekka Kaleva)
The complete statement by EGDF, with the contribution of 23 national trade associations, can be accessed here.