While Texas Gov. Rick Perry bragged about his state's financial incentives for game developers during yesterday's E3 keynote, legislators in North Carolina have apparently abandoned the idea of game biz tax breaks - again.
As reported by the Independent Weekly, North Carolina-based developers such as Epic, Red Storm and Destineer will be getting no love from the state government:
Though tax incentives from the Canadian government helped Montreal attract numerous major game companies, efforts in N.C. have proven unsuccessful. In a recent session of the General Assembly, House Bill 2509 called for tax credits for producers of "digital interactive media" in its first draft. By the second draft, the "digital interactive media" section had been gutted... There is no mention of the video game industry.