GamesIndustry.Biz writes: "European games development has had a tough time in the past few months, particularly with the impact that the Activision Blizzard merger has had on the old Sierra projects and studios.
One company from France which has been instrumental in making the government sit up and take notice of the tax breaks situation is Darkworks, and GamesIndustry.biz recently talked to the managing director, Guillaume Gouraud, and the CEO, Antoine Villette, about their future plans to convert the studio into a company, the challenge of recruitment and the necessity for Europe to band together against other territories in the industry.
Q: How is your relationship with Ubisoft?
Antoine Villette: We are in a good relationship. It has been a long time we have been working with them and, as an external developer, we have been treated well. For Ubisoft, for original IP it is very aggressive. They are quite willing to take risks and they deserve some applause for that. They have as much original IP as they do sequels but I think that's fair."