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Germany Is Not The Place You Want To Be If You’re A Video Game Developer

According to a recent survey, 56% of people that work in the German esports industry rated the market as “rather bad” while 14% simply said the gaming sector in Germany was “bad”. The German video game market received zero “very good” ratings in this report.

This survey was conducted by Game, the German Games Industry Association. According to the report, the country’s “very high tax burden” was the biggest concern for video game studios and developers.

“The German Games Industry Association further notes that in total the country’s industry receives €250 million in taxpayer money each year. Moreover, the developers get to keep the money regardless of commercial success,” writes
Oleg Nesterenko of Game World Observer. “At the same time, publishers and studios want ‘faster’ and less bureaucratic procedures.”

The German Games Industry Association outlined several ways the country could improve its esports market. This includes raising market awareness, less bureaucracy, improved game development training programs, and better internet infrastructure.

(All information was provided by Game World Observer)

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