Gamasutra is part of the Informa Tech Division of Informa PLC

This site is operated by a business or businesses owned by Informa PLC and all copyright resides with them. Informa PLC's registered office is 5 Howick Place, London SW1P 1WG. Registered in England and Wales. Number 8860726.

Gamasutra: The Art & Business of Making Gamesspacer
View All     RSS
October 17, 2019
arrowPress Releases

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

Microsoft Invests In South Korean Game Developers

Microsoft Invests In South Korean Game Developers

September 28, 2009 | By Chris Remo

September 28, 2009 | By Chris Remo
    Post A Comment
More: Console/PC

Microsoft plans to invest more than KRW 23 billion (US$19 million) into the online gaming industry in South Korea over four years, the Korea Creative Content Agency has announced.

The money will be used for training as well as marketing and development assistance, and will be split up among 25 local development and game operation companies.

"When Korea's online game technologies are combined with Microsoft's development software, platform and sales channels, we expect a great synergy will come out in the next-generation game market," said Microsoft Korea head Kim James Woo according to a JoongAng Daily report.

As a nation where internet usage is among the highest in the world, and where multiplayer computer games like StarCraft are often elevated to the level of a major sport, South Korea has seen considerable investment by Microsoft.

Last November, the company announced a $60 billion investment into the company's overall software industry -- of which this online gaming investment is part -- and last May, Microsoft said it would spend $23 million in South Korea on a new game developer training center.

Related Jobs

Sucker Punch Productions
Sucker Punch Productions — Bellevue, Washington, United States

Lead Character Artist
Insomniac Games
Insomniac Games — Burbank, California, United States

Lead Material Artist
Build A Rocket Boy Games
Build A Rocket Boy Games — Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom

Technical Director
Exultant Games LLC
Exultant Games LLC — Flemington, New Jersey, United States

Software Engineer / Game Developer

Loading Comments

loader image