CCP To Lay Off 20% Of Staff
In completely expected news, CCP today announced they are laying off around 20% of staff mainly from the World of Darkness project.
The key point in this press release is below:
For the immediate future, our mission is to enrich the vast EVE Universe by strengthening the continuous development of EVE Online while preparing to bring DUST 514 to market on the PS3. We do this in order to realize our ambitious and challenging plan of joining the two in a cross-platform, truly massive online world.
World of Darkness will continue development with a significantly reduced team. This team will continue to iterate and expand on the gameplay and systems they have designed. We will also redeploy creative teams in Atlanta to support the launch of DUST 514.
I can only hope CCP’s senior management will take the hint from the flat-lined player count and drop the WoD and DUST514 projects entirely.