Monday, 10 January 2011

The Current State Of The UK Games Industry

Over the last few months the UK Games Industry has come under fire because the English government is declining to offer tax incentives for companies within UK. This has led to numerous articles on Games The companies involved say it is unfair as other countries such as Canada are drawing the talent pool toward their countries. Recently Ubisoft set up a eight hundred capacity mega studio in Canada. The covering occupants in terms of developers residing there is 50 and they hope to increase the capacity to the full quota of 800 over a period of three years.

Activision is presently considering whether to withdraw from Games development within the UK. So far they have taken step in this direction by closing one of their UK studios, Bizarre Creations. Tiga one of the organisation in the UK is petitioning for the UK government to reconsider the Video Game relief tax but have been unsuccessful in their efforts so far.

The spokesperson for EA said that the whole situation is currently overplayed and outplayed and people need to be more pragmatic about the situation.