The 2009 edition of the Develop 100
online, the latest list honoring the "most bankable" developers in the video
game industry by their somewhat subjective criteria that includes sales data,
critical success, and industry standing. The top ten are Blizzard Entertainment,
Nintendo, Rockstar North, EA Canada, Capcom, Ubisoft Montreal, Treyarch,
Infinity Ward, Epic Games, and Bethesda Softworks.
breaks down the list a bit, pointing out Activison Blizzard has three
studios in the top 10, there are 31 European studios on the list, with 26 of
those located in the UK.