The Texas Film Commission has made changes to its incentive scheme for video game companies, bringing the industry in to line with film and television.
From August 28 developers and publishers will be eligible to apply for 15 per cent "of eligible in-state spending paid to Texas residents". Previously video game business could only claim 5 per cent.
Evan Fitzmaurice, film commission director, told Statesman the move reflected the positive impact that the industry had had on the state.
"These are great jobs for Texas," he said.
Last month local governor Rick Perry visited EA as it revealed plans for a new studio in Austin.