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Special Report: Crossing borders, part one

Part one of a two-part in-depth report into how Canada is making games development work -- providing an attractive haven for publishers looking to lower development costs.

The games industry is no longer a niche market--top selling titles such as Halo 3, Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas and The Sims franchise sell millions of copies, and worldwide the industry is currently estimated in excess of $30 billion. According to a report released earlier this year by PricewaterhouseCoopers, by 2011, the global gaming market will be worth $48.9 billion. The two biggest producers of games contributing to that figure are, not surprisingly, the US and Japan, but a new contender has come along to grab third place -- Canada.

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snittolo3434d ago

Nice to hear, would love to see a game studio pop up here in Calgary.