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Activision Blizzard May Quit UK Over Tax

Call of Duty publisher Activision Blizzard has warned that it may move its UK operations elsewhere if the government continues to refuse tax benefits for the UK gaming industry.

The company, whose latest instalment of Call of Duty made over a billion dollars worldwide, said that the UK coalition government has made a "terrible mistake" by refusing to provide tax benefits to the UK video game industry as it had earlier promised.

Bobby Kotick, Activision's chief executive officer told The Telegraph: “I think it was a terrible mistake. There are so many other places that are encouraging the video games industry.”

The CEO said that the UK had immense developer talent when it comes to video games and implored the government to allow it grow and not smother it with taxes.

Apart from employing a whole team of developers, Activision also has corporate office and a manufacturing unit in the country.

If the company was to move away from the UK 600 jobs could be lost.