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Submitted by BrianSharon 298d ago | article

Big Trouble in Little Vancouver

Once a hot bed for block buster video game development, the city of Vancouver is now a shadow of its former self. With most large Canadian developers moving East, what exactly happened and what does the future hold for the British Columbia development scene? (Industry, Radical Entertainment, Rockstar Vancouver)

BattleAxe  +   298d ago
Both the video games industry and the movie industry are loyal to nobody. Taxes in B.C. are very low, but Ontario is providing both of these industries with even lower taxes, so they've packed their bags and moved east.

The only loyal game company in the Vancouver area is EA, and its because they've built a massive campus here, and so they have made an investment in the community unlike other development studios.

And as far as the movie industry goes, they'll move in any direction that the wind blows. They're a very mobile industry, they invest very little in terms of infrastructure, and they pay very little in taxes, so I say don't let the door hit your collective asses on the way out.
Game-o-holic  +   298d ago
...well put BattleAxe. Slowed down a lot here.

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