Wednesday March 24, 2010

BOSTON (AP) -- Former major league pitcher Curt Schilling says unless he's given tax incentives to keep his video game development company in Massachusetts he would consider relocating to another state.

Schilling, who won World Series titles with the Boston Red Sox and Arizona Diamondbacks, tells The Providence Journal he's had preliminary discussions with Rhode Island officials about moving there, and is also considering other states.

His company, 38 Studios LLC, employs more than 180 people at headquarters in Maynard and in Maryland. He anticipates the company eventually employing up to 500. 38 Studios recently signed a deal to have its first game published by Electronic Arts Inc.

Schilling says he prefers to stay in Massachusetts, and has been in talks about incentives similar to what the state gives the movie industry.


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