‘Those numbers took on a life of their own’

DGA chairman Horst Streck responds to the discussion that arose around the recently revealed growth numbers of the Dutch games industry in the Games Monitor 2015. “The opportunities were there, but we haven’t been able to seize them.”

In an interview with NRC, DGA chairman Horst Streck responds to their previously published article on the creation of a bubble in the Dutch games industry. “The Dutch games industry has been too optimistic about growth possibilities for a number of years,” he states and adds how numbers mentioned in the press often take on a life of their own. He responds by pointing out how we must put all our efforts in trying to seize business opportunities, for instance by asking for a return-on-investment on certain subsidies and put much greater emphasis on entrepreneurship in the games industry in general.

Read the interview (Dutch)