Game, set and match-funding:
Sony demands action (Times, free registration required) by the UK government on support from games developers…

“We don’t mind if it’s hard support, in the form of tax incentives, or soft support such as training schemes. We just want some acknowledgement, anything,” … “the UK Government has done nothing. I can’t imagine Britain competing against China and India and other Asian markets effectively 15 years from now if it’s not supported by the Government.”

He doesn’t spell it out, but China has finally stopped sucking in huge quantities of imports (a 40% year-on-year increase) and is now pumping them out instead. And the Japanese economy is recovering (again). So keeping major games development in Europe is likely to become a lot harder over the next five years.