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6 Vancouver Video Game Companies That Have Closed

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DH Vancouver Staff Jun 23, 2014 8:08 am

Vancouver was once the hub for the video game industry in Canada. Now we have fallen behind Montreal and Toronto due to the high cost of living and lack of tax cuts for video game companies.

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6 Vancouver Video Game Companies That Have Closed

By Vancity Buzz

Vancouver was once the hub for the video game industry in Canada. Now we’ve fallen behind Montreal & Toronto due to high living costs & lack of tax cuts for video game companies. Insert sad face here.

  • Rockstar Games

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    Only the second Rockstar office to ever close up shop, Rockstar Vancouver closed and merged with Rockstar Toronto to lessen overhead.

  • Slant Six Games

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    Known for Resident Evil: Operation Racoon City and SOCOM Confrontation, Slant Six Games had to lay off the last of their employees in June 2013.

  • Ubisoft

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    Another gaming giant, Ubisoft closed down their Vancouver office. We are definitely sad to see them go.

  • Propaganda Games

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    Part of Disney Corporation, Propaganda Games closed their doors after only releasing two games.

  • THQ Canada

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    Though not Vancouver’s fault, THQ as a whole declared bankruptcy in January 2013, forcing them to shut down their Vancouver office.

  • EA’s PopCap Vancouver & Quicklime Games

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    As a part of EA’s big re-organization, EA closed down Vancouver’s offices for both PopCap and Quicklime Games.

 

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