Wilson: Government support increases investment in EA Sports

Friday, 15 July 2011 16:59 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Government-supported tax breaks are just one of the ways EA is able to continue investing in EA Canada, said EA Sports SVP Andrew Wilson.

Speaking with Develop, Wilson said the tax breaks in Canada “facilitate greater investment in projects, and makes the whole process that little bit more comfortable”.

“EA has many studios that takes advantage of game tax breaks and EA Canada is certainly one of them,” he said. “We’d make huge investments regardless, but tax breaks makes the whole process easier – I wouldn’t say a lot easier, but we appreciate the government support at all the studios where we get it.”

Wilson goes on to say other EA studios in Canada, other than the Vancouver studio, also receive breaks such as the Edmonton and Montreal studios of BioWare.