Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
June 30, 2015
arrowPress Releases
June 30, 2015
PR Newswire
View All






If you enjoy reading this site, you might also want to check out these UBM Tech sites:


 Saints Row  studio wants cash incentives to stay in downtown Champaign
Saints Row studio wants cash incentives to stay in downtown Champaign
July 15, 2014 | By Mike Rose




Saints Row studio Volition has asked the city of Champaign, Illinois, for around $200,000 in incentives, otherwise the company says it may have to move its headquarters.

Volition moved to its current offices in Champaign back in 2004, and is now planning to expand and hire up to 100 new staffers.

But according to The News Gazette, Volition's new owner Koch Media says that such a remodelling will be cost-prohibitive, and as such it would like the city to provide cash incentives for it to stay put.

"The German company that owns them has indicated that they should select the most cost-effective location," a memo from city staff says. "Because of this, they are requesting that the city consider helping level the playing field between other locations and staying downtown."

The city of Champaign will be keen to keep Volition in the downtown area -- according to a survey, employees at the studio spent around $375,000 on restaurants and retail stores in the area last year.

[Update: Additional information has been added to reflect that Volition may have to move out of downtown Champaign, rather than the city itself.]


Related Jobs

Gumi Germany GmbH
Gumi Germany GmbH — Berlin, Germany
[06.30.15]

Creative Producer
Miniclip
Miniclip — Lisbon, Portugal
[06.30.15]

Software Developer
Bigpoint
Bigpoint — Hamburg, Germany
[06.30.15]

Senior Research Analyst (m/f) - Hamburg - 3724
Vicarious Visions / Activision
Vicarious Visions / Activision — Albany, New York, United States
[06.30.15]

VV-Network Engineer









Loading Comments

loader image