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.