Layoffs at CCP, Stronger Focus on EVE Universe

CCP, best known for their EVE MMO(pictured), made a post on their website describing the studio’s current, and future plans.

“As we reexamine our outward relations, we are also taking time to reevaluate our internal goals. In doing so, we have come to the conclusion that we are attempting too many things for a company our size. Developing EVE expansions, DUST 514 and World of Darkness has stretched our resources too thin.

Rather than allowing this to persist, we have made the decision to sharpen our focus. Sadly, this means reducing our staff. We estimate that around twenty percent of global positions will be affected by this process. These will be predominantly in our Atlanta, GA office, although select positions in our Reykjavik, Iceland office will be affected.”

The reason for the layoffs is so that CCP can focus more on expanding the EVE universe, and righting the wrongs they made

“Following this reorganization, we must do a better job by focusing on these priorities:

-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.”

CCP also set out to squash rumors that might arise from this announcement. CCP states that EVE Online is in great health, and that the World of Darkness MMO will live on, but requires much more development time before they decide to put a lot of resources behind it.

Via – CCP