While the United Kingdom is getting closer and closer to the March 29 day where the country is set to quit the European Union, the gaming industry prepares for the worst possible outcome.
Sony did a bold move, though – The Telegraph reports that PlayStation‘s European headquarters will still remain in London, but Sony Electronics is about to quit the United Kingdom: their Weybridge site is set to merge with the Dutch headquarters in Hoofddorp, and the merger will end by the end of March. Sony made this move to have the least possible financial loss if the UK quits the EU with no agreement (which is the hard Brexit).
„Our industry is culturally global; with the products we create, the people behind them and the players we bring together. A no-deal Brexit is a barrier to the UK’s role in this, and unfortunately, there is no one clear action that will protect studios from its impact,” said Creative Assembly (SEGA – strategy games, as well as Alien: Isolation) studio director Tim Heaton.
So as we get closer to March 29, we will hear this subject a lot, especially if the United Kingdom doesn’t budge an inch in any direction…