Taiwan is getting set for a big boom in game development, thanks to Sony and the Taiwanese government. According to Nikkei.com
"Sony Computer Entertainment Inc. will cooperate with Taiwan's Ministry of Economic Affairs to nurture and support a local industry of software developers for the Sony PlayStation 3 game console. SCE will introduce PS3 game producers from Japan and the West to software developers in Taiwan, and will help these companies with technical guidance and the transfer of technologies from the Japanese and Western software developers. The Ministry of Economic Affairs plans to subsidize 40% of the cost of software development and technology licensing that the Taiwanese firms incur."
Numerous game developers in Canada and England have flourished thanks to talent, hard work, and hefty government subsidies. It will be interesting to see if Taiwanese developers will be able to make an impact in the PlayStation 3 scene. Depending on the specifics of the subsidization plan, it might be possible for large publishers and developers to set up a Taiwanese branch in order to take advantage of the free money. Electronic Arts...EA Canada...EA Taiwan?
Source via Gamasutra