Kotick calls UK tax break delay "a terrible mistake"
The president and CEO of Activision and popular industry hate-figure Bobby Kotick has gone on record to criticise the British government over their decision to delay bringing tax breaks to the UK games industry.
Kotick told the UK newspaper The Daily Telegraph that the given the UK's great pool of talent in the games industry tax relief was a must especially in the light of the opportunities offered by many US and Canadian state, France and China with their tax incentives.
He said: "I think it was a terrible mistake. There are so many other places that are encouraging the video games industry."
Activision employs 600 staff at their satellite office in Berkshire as well as currently owning the Liverpool-based studio Bizarre Creations, whose future is currently under review.
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