Trilogy Studios makes games and the reason for the CEO's visit is as reported below,

Trilogy Studios Plans Outsourcing Program In Dominican Republic


Trilogy Studios announced that the President of the Dominican Republic along with Trilogy executives will set plans in motion for an outsourcing program that they hope to have in place before the end of the year. The first title coming from this agreement will be Trilogy's first title, Daybreakers. If all goes well, Trilogy Studios will assist and act as the Dominican's liaison to the entire games industry for future outsourcing initiatives.

The Dominican government is looking at the technology and entertainment industries as a new source of income for its country. The University system in the Dominican is turning out incredible talent in computer graphics, which presents an opportunity for U.S. video game companies and movie studios to outsource art, animation, live action video sequences and even some engineering.

As the games industry moves from "current" generation machines to "next" generation machines (i.e., Xbox 360, Playstation 3, Nintendo Wi), the new games cost more, take longer to develop, and are more complex. While every platform transition to a new generation of consoles is painful, this one is proving much more difficult and more expensive than in the past. Next- generation game development will continue to increase by at least 50%, making outsourcing one of the few effective strategies in use today by the world's largest games studios to keep costs under control. In fact, the global games outsourcing market is projected to be $1.1B in 2006, growing to $2.5B by 2010. 60% of game studios worldwide outsource today; this number is estimated to rise to 90% by 2008.

The meeting will begin Saturday, June 24 at 9:00 am. President Leonel Antonio Fernandez Reyna and first lady Margarita Cedeno de Fernandez will visit with CEO of Trilogy Studios, Michael Pole.

Source: Trilogy Studios

-- Jose Liz
-- PGNx Media News Team
---- June 26, 2006

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