Latest in Gaming

Image credit:

CCP layoffs affect 20% of worldwide staff, company focusing on EVE

Jef Reahard
October 19, 2011
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Sponsored Links

Reporting on game industry layoffs is never fun, so we're a bit sobered this morning as we bring you news of CCP's downsizing. The development firm behind EVE Online, DUST 514, and the World of Darkness MMO has just issued a press release stating that it will be trimming approximately 20% of its staff worldwide.

According to CCP Manifest, most of the layoffs will occur in the company's Atlanta, Georgia offices, with select positions at the Reykjavik, Iceland camp also affected.

Manifest says that EVE expansions, DUST, and WoD have stretched CCP's resources too thin, and the company will now "sharpen our focus." In the short term, this means more attention for EVE Online and DUST 514, while World of Darkness will "continue development with a significantly reduced team." Finally, the press release attempts to head off the doomsayers by pointing out the fact that EVE's subscriber numbers are higher than they were this time last year.

[Thanks to everyone who tipped us!]







All products recommended by Engadget are selected by our editorial team, independent of our parent company. Some of our stories include affiliate links. If you buy something through one of these links, we may earn an affiliate commission.
Share
3 Shares
Share
Tweet
Share

Popular on Engadget

NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

NASA's asteroid-sampling OSIRIS-REx probe will head back to Earth in May

View
The Morning After: Tesla revamped the Model S and Model X

The Morning After: Tesla revamped the Model S and Model X

View
Facebook's oversight board's first judgments overturns four moderation decisions

Facebook's oversight board's first judgments overturns four moderation decisions

View
The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

The redesigned Tesla Model S interior swaps in a steering yoke

View
Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty' in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

Facebook predicts ‘uncertainty' in 2021, blames upcoming iOS 14 update

View

From around the web

Page 1Page 1ear iconeye iconFill 23text filevr