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French Game Dev Tax Breaks Renewed
French game developers are more than happy for five more years of incentives.
After some contention, France has decided to renew its tax relief program for game development studios. Qualifying studios receive a whopping 20% tax rebate - "qualifying" simple means that the studio must be contributing to French culture by making its games. In other words, the government is looking for Journey, not Madden 2K12 Championship Ultra Manhood Edition. The program has been re-instituted through the end of 2017, giving both French developers and other nations a chance to adapt to the move.