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Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 14:44 BST
The site’s sources have indicated that not only development, but staff in marketing and publishing roles are also set to be laid off.
More through the link.
Wed, Sep 10, 2008 | 21:10 BST
Reid said that Tabula Rasa is not being dropped. He also said that 58 position at NCsoft in Brighton have been marked as potential redundancies, but no final decision’s been made yet.
Confirmed, though, are 12 job losses from the firm’s Austin branch.
There’s plenty more through there about NCsoft planning to focus on big scale MMOs instead of lighter online games. Good plan.
Thu, Sep 11, 2008 | 11:03 BST
Update: There’s info here on the status of Tabula Rasa and job losses from Brighton and Austin.
After a week of speculation about the fate of both NCsoft’s Brighton outfit and Tabula Rasa, the company has confirmed the formation of NC West.
The new venture will consolidate all operations in Europe and the US, and will be led by “Chris Chung as CEO, Jeff Strain as president, product development, David Reid as president, publishing, and Patrick Wyatt as CTO as well as yet unannounced European executives,” according to a press release.
Said the firm, “NC Interactive, NC Europe, NC Austin, and ArenaNet will be led as a unified organization under NC West with a dedicated focus towards becoming the world’s premier western publisher of MMOs.”
“There is an unparalleled opportunity for growth in the massively multiplayer online market,” said Chris Chung.
“By combining the strength of our US and European teams, NCsoft has the best global infrastructure to win in new and existing markets, and the best developer talent capable of creating blockbuster MMO franchises.”
Full thing after the break.