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UK video game industry thrives amid lockdowns and US bidding wars

Sector grows as developers continue to work and consumers search for Covid boredom relief

The lockdown boom in video games has put the spotlight on the global success of British game makers, attracting the attention of deep-pocketed US giants looking to snap up valuable pandemic-proof businesses.

Electronic Arts, the California-based global gaming giant, announced a surprise £945m bid for Codemasters, the maker of Formula One racing games.

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