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SEGA Searchlight: “2020 was the first year when more pitches used Unreal over Unity”
2020 has changed not only how games are made, but also how publishers find them. Previously, pitches were mostly made at large events in person. Now that this is off the table, canvassing for devs is very different. Bobby Wertheim, director of content at SEGA Searchlight, discusses the new realities of networking at WN Winter’21.
Sony, Sega and WarnerMedia claim millions in UK tax relief
Under UK’s Video Games Tax Relief (VGTR) system, game developers can claim back up to 20% of some production costs. Warner Media, which owns Rocksteady (Batman: Arkham series) and Traveller’s Tales (the Lego games), used the policy to claim up to £60m in corporation tax relief. Sony claimed around £30m, while Sega received a £20m tax reduction.
Guardian published these findings to restart the discussion on whether VGTR creates inadequate tax avoidance opportunities.