As 2020 draws to a close, we’re moved to reflect on what has been a truly unprecedented year. The impact of COVID-19 has been devastating for many across the world and required extraordinary resolve from each and every one of us.
2020 has forever changed the way we make and support games. As a sector, we saw the adoption of all-new working practices (WFH) shake up the way we build, support, and distribute our games – and we, unfortunately, saw our conventions, trade shows, and game-jams close their doors to the physical world.
But we also saw the industry come together as one: steadfast friends, all in it together. We saw the tangible value in games as a social platform and how important they can be in supporting positive mental health, as well as our connections with the people we love.
For us at Universally Speaking, it was no different, it was a year thwart with challenges, but with challenge comes innovation. New ways of working were rapidly identified and established to ensure all game projects, worldwide, were kept fully resourced and on-track. This was achieved by working tirelessly in collaboration with our internal teams and external partners.
We now work at a scale never before seen at Universally Speaking. This meant we were able to support the sector further by welcoming in over one hundred and fifty new people who helped us grow our AAA partner-base significantly.
These wonderful talents joined our award-winning QA and Localisation teams and contributed to our biggest year yet. In the past 6 months alone, we have supported some of the most anticipated and iconic AAA titles launching on next gen consoles. Alongside that, we have continued to support the current generation’s offering with this summer’s most acclaimed and celebrated franchises.
Thanks to the dedication shown by our teams, we’re ready to face 2021 with renewed vigour and clear goals to continue delivering exceptional QA, Localisation, and Audio services that help make your games the best that they can be.
Until then, we wish you a happy, restful, and safe holiday period. Keep making great things happen!