Friday, January 7, 2011

Activision Blizzard threatens to pull out of the UK

The Australian games industry has its own set of problems, by we can take heart that the situation is just as tense in England.

According to UK industry body, TIGA, Activision Blizzard has threatened to remove itself from the UK unless the Government changes its Games Tax policy.

That could cost some 600 jobs. In a release, Activision CEO, Bobby Kotick said "I think it was a terrible mistake. There are so many other places that are encouraging the video games industry."

And on the positive side for the local industry, the recent joining of Firemint and Infinite Interactive has created a new significantly-sized company of some 60 people to fill the void left by the departing Krome Studios.

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