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Companies behind Fifa and Fortnite give evidence to DCMS Committee

14 June 2019

The companies behind Fifa and Fortnite will give evidence to inquiry into immersive and addictive technologies next week. Makers of the Candy Crush Saga will give evidence the following week.

Witnesses

Wednesday 19 June, Wilson Room, Portcullis House

At 2.30pm

  • Shaun Campbell, UK Country Manager, Electronic Arts (EA)
  • Kerry Hopkins, Vice President, Legal and Government Affairs, Electronic Arts (EA)
  • Matthew Weissinger, Director of Marketing, Epic Games
  • Canon Pence, General Counsel, Epic Games

About the session

The Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee will question Epic Games, the company behind the game Fortnite, and Electronic Arts (EA), the makers of FIFA, as part of its inquiry into Immersive and Addictive Technologies next Wednesday 19th June from 2.30pm, Wilson Room, Portcullis House.

Fortnite and FIFA are some of the most popular games in the world: Fortnite has more than 250 million players, and the FIFA franchise has sold more than 260 million units over its 25-year history.  The Committee is examining the ethical and practical concerns around these games, and what these companies do to protect consumers from excessive use and harm, and to promote player wellbeing.

Wednesday 26 June

The following week, the Committee will take evidence from the games company King, the makers of the Candy Crush Saga. King is a leading developer of mobile free-to-play games, with the Candy Crush Saga generating huge amounts of revenue through microtransactions.

Damian Collins MP, Chair of the Digital, Culture, Media and Sport Committee said:

“We want to examine how microtransactions and other design mechanics are used by gaming companies and find out more about the interplay between games and social media platforms.

“King is a leading player in this space and will provide valuable evidence to our inquiry.” 

Witnesses on Wednesday 26th June (time and place TBC)

  • Alex Dale, Senior Vice President, Head of Portfolio and New Games, King 
  • Adam Mitton, VP for Legal, King

Further information

Image: RPF70 from Pixabay.

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