NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+

NCSOFT laid off employees today across all their western studios except for Guild Wars developer ArenaNet. Polygon has a report saying over 60 staff were lost at WildStar creator Carbine Studios which is unconfirmed, though NCSOFT did provide them with a statement verifying that jobs were lost. Here's what they have to say:
Today we announced a restructuring of key operations within NC West. As a result of this restructuring, we are implementing staff reductions across our Western operations with the exclusion of ArenaNet. While decisions like this are always hard, they are necessary as we begin the implementation of a new strategy designed to strengthen our footing as a leader in global entertainment.

Moving forward, we will continue to focus on our core development capabilities and the intellectual properties (WildStar, Aion, Lineage, and Guild Wars franchises) that have made NCSOFT what it is today. However, we are looking to move into new business segments like mobile and tablet games as well as explore emerging technologies.

Again, the decision to reduce staff was not an easy one, and we sincerely wish everyone well in their next endeavors.
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Re: NCSOFT Layoffs; Carbine Reportedly Loses 60+ Oct 24, 2014, 11:29
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Hehe, in 30+ yrs of gaming I dont think I had another game that I uninstaled as fast as I did with WS.

And I did wish them fast bankruptcy for wasting soo much money
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