Sony Interactive Entertainment (SIE) has decided to set up an office in Adelaide, creating 32 exciting new engineering roles. The Marshall Liberal Government is said to contribute $480,000 from the new Economic and Business Growth Fund to Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Acting Minister for Trade, Tourism and Investment Tim Whetstone states that the new Adelaide project will provide “highly-skilled engineers an opportunity to progress their careers with a high-profile, global company without the need to relocate nationally or internationally.”
“By building a culture of creativity and innovation, we are not only encouraging major companies to South Australia, we are giving young students who want to work in this field the ability to stay here in SA and not have to travel interstate for these types of exciting opportunities,” Minister Whetstone said.
“To attract a household name like Sony Interactive Entertainment to South Australia is a fantastic win for our state and I thank the company for their investment,” he added. “This investment brings a whole new skillset to the state but also complements the strengths we already have in digital media including visual effects (VFX), game development, and data centre/network infrastructure. South Australia is building a culture of creativity and innovation that is helping to inspire new enterprises and encourage leading creative companies like Sony Interactive Entertainment to invest in our state.”
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