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A brand new Microsoft-owned development studio has been created in London.

It is being head up by the former production director at Rare, Lee Schuneman, and will focus on developing for Windows 8 tablet devices. Schuneman will report to Microsoft’s corporate VP of interactive entertainment Phil Harrison.

The office will initially be based at Microsoft Studios’ Great Pulteney Street premises and is expected to spring to life in November. The company has begun the process of hiring for the new outfit.

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Good news for folks in London I guess. It'd be great if they expanded in the States instead though.
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Good news for folks in London I guess. It'd be great if they expanded in the States instead though.

So you want everything to be in the States?
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So you want everything to be in the States?

Not at all, but it's rather sad to see those jobs go overseas don't you think?
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Not at all, but it's rather sad to see those jobs go overseas don't you think?

Nope. Doesn't matter.
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Not at all, but it's rather sad to see those jobs go overseas don't you think?

No, because I live in the UK...

Anyway, we are all part of a global economy now..
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Not at all, but it's rather sad to see those jobs go overseas don't you think?

UK Corporate Tax Rate: 24%

US Corporate Tax Rate: 35%
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UK Corporate Tax Rate: 24%
US Corporate Tax Rate: 35%

Nothing to do with the fact that the UK has some of the worlds best engineers, then?
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Nope. Doesn't matter.

To you, or just in general?
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UK Corporate Tax Rate: 24%
US Corporate Tax Rate: 35%

Makes sense then.
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No, because I live in the UK...
Anyway, we are all part of a global economy now..

Yeah, globalization, I know. I forget that not everyone lives in the states.
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Nothing to do with the fact that the UK has some of the worlds best engineers, then?

There are many talented people everywhere in the world.
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To you, or just in general?
Makes sense then.
Yeah, globalization, I know. I forget that not everyone lives in the states.
There are many talented people everywhere in the world.

Which is why everything shouldn't just be in the USA...
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