Tag Archives: job cuts
Wed, Apr 27, 2011 | 04:48 BST
It can’t all be doom, gloom, and the PSN being hacked. Sometimes it’s tiny, cheerful (and occasionally stupid) nuggets of news.
Mon, Feb 28, 2011 | 06:04 GMT
THQ’s Australian development team has lost 14 employees in the “normal course of business”.
Sat, Jan 08, 2011 | 23:33 GMT
Reacting to the UK’s 2010 emergency budget, which scrapped incoming tax relief schemes for the games industry, Activision Blizzard has reportedly warned it may pull 600 jobs out of Britain.
Wed, Feb 11, 2009 | 20:35 GMT
NCsoft says that dev positions in the UK are to be moved to North America, according to GamesIndustry.biz, following the axing of 55 employees from the firm’s Brighton office.
The publisher’s confirmed that remaining team members will concentrate on European sales and marketing.
“The European office is transitioning to have a stronger focus in marketing and sales, with many of the existing disciplines being consolidated in our studios on the US West Coast and our headquarters in Seattle,” said a spokesperson.
“Additionally, we are transitioning to an embedded quality assurance model in which the QA staff works in our studios directly with the development teams, providing support throughout the entire development process.”
Some of the development and community positions may instead be opening up in Seattle or California, and there’s a possibility of the UK marketing team expanding soon.
The structural changes will affect between 70 and 90 positions, but NCsoft is working hard to reposition current employees, it said.