50°
Submitted by BrianSharon 467d 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  +   467d 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  +   467d ago
...well put BattleAxe. Slowed down a lot here.

Add comment

You need to be registered to add comments. Register here or login
Remember
New stories
10°

Xbox Countdown to 2015 sale details – Day 13: 28th Dec

7m ago - Neil writes "Can you believe it's day 13 of the Xbox Countdown to 2015 sale already? Well, it is... | Xbox 360
20°

Top 5 Most-Useful Masks in Majora’s Mask

10m ago - ZD: "Hey there, guys! Long time no see, eh? I haven’t made an editorial in quite a while, and I’... | Retro
40°

Final Fantasy VII – Nanaki and Seto’s Story Is Kind of Haunting

41m ago - Retrovolve: "Final Fantasy VII was filled with emotional moments, but there’s one scene in partic... | PSP
40°

Assassin's Creed Victory: 5 iconic London landmarks we can't wait to visit

1h ago - PSU writes: Assassin's Creed Victory has been confirmed to take place in Victorian London: her... | PC
Ad

Grand Theft Auto V (XB1) Review

Now - Ken returns to Los Santos and gets lost in its world again. | Promoted post
30°

Lego Batman 3 is already only £20 on PS4/XO

1h ago - Dealspwn writes: You've gotta love a good old fashioned price war. Retailers have been hacking aw... | PS4