Reporter Victor Godinez writes about tomorrow’s E3 keynote speech in the Dallas Morning News.
As GamePolitics has reported previously, Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) will deliver the Expo’s keynote. Having a political figure speak at E3 is a first for the show. Godinez quotes Perry spokeswoman Krista Piferrer on Perry’s E3 appearance:
Texas is one of the top states in the nation for the gaming industry. We want to build this industry in the Lone Star State… I think there are a few other states who have [a Texas-like tax] incentive program [for game developers], but it’s not very far and wide.
As we’ve noted before, however, Texas’ game developer tax breaks are fraught with content restrictions, unlike those in other states with such incentives.
Godinez notes that more than 2,000 people work in the game biz in Texas, adding over $340 million to the state’s economy.