Global publisher sabotaged UK games tax breaks — or so says the respected Develop magazine. Personally I never thought the tax-breaks were a real promise anyway. It was just yet another mindless pre-election gag from a dying Labour government. Under the original proposals back in March any games getting relief would have had to have been “culturally British” and “reflect British cultural heritage”, and key members of development staff would have to be UK based — so, effectively, only a tiny proportion of games developed in the UK would have been eligible.
Global publisher sabotaged UK games tax breaks