Realtime Worlds – Relocation to Ireland could be “serious consideration”

Tuesday, 29th September 2009 09:07 GMT By Patrick Garratt


Realtime Worlds studio boss Colin Macdonald has admitted that Irish tax breaks could see the Scottish studio upping sticks and going green.

The Irish government may be about to specifically target the Scottish games sector by offering developers a five-year tax holiday in return for hopping over the water.

“If the package on offer in Ireland was attractive we’d have to give it serious consideration,” said Macdonald.

“Dundee is a great place to be based, one of the main hubs for ­computer games in Britain, but at the end of the day we’ve got to look after our bottom line.”

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  1. freedoms_stain

    “Dundee is a great place to be based”

    He must work from home.

    A home that is not in Dundee.

    #1 5 years ago
  2. Grimrita

    Blizzard have some offices there and GOA are based in Ireland

    #2 5 years ago
  3. Bellisner

    The Irish government has always been IT friendly.
    There has been none of the hand-wringing vis-à-vis offering support to a burgeoning industry like in Britain, and none of the hysteria like Germany’s “killerspiel” phenomenon.
    Speaking of, perhaps they should make an overture to Crytek to up sticks and move to Dublin since their contributions are unappreciated by their state.

    #3 5 years ago
  4. SticKboy

    I’d *love* to live and work in Ireland.

    #4 5 years ago
  5. Michael O'Connor

    “I’d *love* to live and work in Ireland.”

    You wouldn’t say that if you lived here.

    #5 5 years ago

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