Video games: € 4.2 million for creators in 2021

The National Center for Cinema and Animated Image (CNC) will devote in 2021 a budget of 4.2 million euros for its aid fund for video game creators, whose commission will be chaired by the writer Maxime Chattam, he announced Thursday. Since January 1, 2021, this aid fund has been exclusively managed and financed by the CNC. The aid is intended to support authors and creative companies in all phases of making a game: writing, pre-production and production. In addition to this assistance fund, companies in the video game sector also benefit from a video game tax credit, the rate of which is 30%. In 2020, it is “more than 200 million euros” of production expenses that could be achieved on French territory thanks to this device, indicates the CNC. According to a study carried out at the end of March for the Direction générale des entreprises (DGE), the CNC and the main unions in the sector (SELL, SNJV), the French video game industry concentrated around 5% of the value of global video game sales in 2018, or around 5 billion euros in a global market estimated at 95 billion.

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