NCSOFT laid off employees today across all their western studios except for
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
Again, the decision to reduce staff was not an easy one, and we sincerely wish
everyone well in their next endeavors.