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Take-Two moving QA studio to Las Vegas
Take-Two moving QA studio to Las Vegas
November 1, 2012 | By Tom Curtis

November 1, 2012 | By Tom Curtis
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Grand Theft Auto publisher Take-Two may soon bring at least 150 jobs to Las Vegas, as the company is now in talks with the city to open a brand new downtown office.

According to the official proposal documents, the Las Vegas Redevelopment Agency is offering up to $600,000 in incentives to Take-Two if it opens this new branch.

Neither party has revealed what the new office would be for, but the proposed agreement notes that the median wage of Take-Two's Las Vegas employees would be $18 an hour, suggesting the facility would likely be used for QA.

With the exception of companies like Petroglyph Games, Las Vegas isn't typically known as a hub for game development, but this wouldn't be the first time a publisher opened a QA facility in a new city thanks to government incentives. In 2008, for instance, Electronic Arts opened a new QA facility in Baton Rouge, Louisiana after receiving funding from the state.

[Update: Take-Two has accepted the city's offer, and has announced that it will be moving its 2K West QA Testing studio from Northridge, California to downtown Las Vegas. Take-Two expects to complete the move in 2013.]


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Nathan Craig
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This is such a great thing for vegas! I am a student studying Game Design here. So this is a game changer (pun intended) I can't wait to hopefully find some opportunity!

Lyon Medina
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Same here as well. I am not a game design student, but I would love the opportunity to work in my home town of Vegas for Take-Two.

Doug Poston
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Nice. And only two blocks away from Fremont and Insert Coins!

Welcome to Sin City, you'll love it here.

Frank Cifaldi
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Given that I grew up in Vegas and work at Gamasutra I feel like I should be commenting here too. What's up guys?

Doug Poston
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"Las Vegas isn't typically known as a hub for game development..."

But it should be. ;)

GarageGames, Petroglyph, Bally, IGT, a rocking nightlife, no income tax, and cheap housing.

http://www.garagegames.com/company/employment

Eric Preisz
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Welcome to Vegas Take Two!

Ramon Carroll
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News like this is always welcome in such times. Best of luck to you, Take-Two Vegas.

Thomas Happ
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This is cool; we need more game industry in Vegas. Maybe they can hang out with us at Petro.

James Stewart
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Huzzah!!!!

I finish with my Bachelors in Game Production here in Vegas next month!! Would be so awesome.


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