SCEE: 'India will emerge as key development hub for international companies'

SCEE: 'India will emerge as key development hub for international companies'

By Ed Fear

September 18th 2008 at 5:24PM

Ten-times growth in domestic sales will also see domestic development market flourish

Speaking to Develop as part of our focus on Asian territories, SCEE's country manager for India Atindriya Bose has said that the region's talent will soon see it play a part in many international studios' development plans.

"The competence and the state of readiness of the Indian developers makes it imperative that India soon will emerge as a key development hub for many international games companies," said Bose.

"There are already established players in the animation area. The country’s capability in the IT space today is unquestioned. There are gaming companies being set up to be able to combine these strengths and move into the space of game development."

SCEE has itself been one of the first companies to really target the region, recently signing several deals for India-specific games - no doubt due to the growth in gaming in the region, which Bose puts down at around a six times jump in the last fiscal reports.

For more on India's burgeoning development industry, and comments from local studios, check out the full report here.