UK-based developer Bizarre Creations is spearheading an appeal to the government to introduce industry tax incentives.
The Liverpool company said incentives are needed to prevent an exodus of top developers. It noted that in order to stay afloat, the developer had itself come under the Activision umbrella to “guarantee security to our employees, and security to our future games in this difficult climate. But even as part of a large publisher, without active Government support of our industry, developing or publishing games in the UK is still stressful with current economic conditions.”
Bizarre’s digital petition therefore asks the prime minister to support tax breaks. A month-long window still remains for the petition before the May 3rd signing deadline and almost two thousand names have already been collected.
However, the current prime minister, Gordon Brown, is not known for his affection toward the video games industry.
Source: Ars Technica