CCP cuts 15 jobs from World of Darkness team
‘We remain committed to the project.’
CCP, the company behind EVE Online and its companion shooter DUST 514, has instituted a series of layouts specifically around the World of Darkness project, GamesIndustry.biz reports.
Speaking to the website, CCP spokesman Ned Coker said, “CCP today made strategic adjustments to the staffing on the team working on the World of Darkness project in Atlanta that resulted in the elimination of approximately 15 positions at the company. The change was due to our evaluation of the game’s design and ongoing development needs. While this was a difficult decision, CCP remains committed to the franchise and our promise to make a compelling, rich, and deep World of Darkness experience.”
The careful wording of that makes it clear that the EVE team was not affected by this round of layouts; EVE Online remains one of the most profitable, rich, deep, complex, and popular subscription based MMORPGs currently on the market. World of Darkness is CCP’s next major project, so it will be interesting to see how it all comes out. CCP, however, remains confident in the game.