Graham Smith has written a fantastic piece on RPS that argues the need for the BBC - a public body, not a company - to get involved in making games. "America, of course, embraced commercial television. Britain was different. We had a tradition of broadcasting as a public service."
It'd be so great. The vast majority of games are made as commercial products. Others are made as art projects.
But what if a body using public funds could make big games that didn't have to make millions back? What if a group like the BBC could do for games what it does for news or documentaries?