An economic report from Britain highlights that in 2019 Rockstar North (based in Edinburgh) would have received £ 37.6 million in tax relief as part of a government program to help local developers.
Rockstar North has received £ 80 million in tax relief from its foundation, a quarter of the total amount paid by the UK government to UK development studios, with incentives offered to those companies active in the production of media of cultural significance for the UK. country.
The company hasn’t published any plans recently, so the benefits of 2019 should be linked to Grand Theft Auto 6, as noted by TaxWatch, a site that speaks generically of ” funds received for the development of the new GTA that will be released soon “, without specifying other details.
The Video Games Tax Relief program is, among other things, under the eye of the hurricane as the studies of large companies and not the small independent developers, who would always find themselves forced to continue to benefit from the majority of the benefits and subsidies budget hunt unlike what happens in studios owned by multinationals and industry giants.