The Korean government is planning to make significant investment into their computer game industry, expanding exports up to W5 trillion (US$ 3.4 billion) by infusing the industry with millions of dollars.
Korea's Culture, Sports and Tourism Minster Yu In-chon revealed the government's plans to invest W350 billion (US$ 240 million) during a meeting this week, and saying that the gaming industry has so far seen great growth, reaching its export goal of a billion dollars in 2008 instead of 2010.
Yu In-chon promised to create 60 new projects, including a "US$200 billion game fund". The latter is likely translated wrong as it would be 300 trillion Won, a sum 600 times the planned export, but rather $ 200 million, a significant portion of the $ 240 million invested in the industry.
This investment is planned to make Korea a global competitior in the game industry, competing with USA and Japan.
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This may be a tad old, but I just wanted to repost it to bring up the following questions, to see if I could get your opinion on them.
Do you think the majority of this will go into online gaming?
If it does, do you expect us to ever see the games?
Maybe we will finally get some amazing korean games in the following decade , I can't wait.