The lights are on
EVE Online developer CCP is in the midst of layoffs at its headquarters in Iceland and other locations. The company also laid off nearly 60 employees in April following the cancelation of World of Darkness.
CCP confirms it has laid off 49 employees, marking the end of its layoff process started earlier this year.
"As part of our strategy to focus on the EVE Universe, today CCP conducted a restructuring that resulted in the layoff of 49 people in our publishing organization," a representative told us via email. "Though it is hard to say goodbye to our friends and family, this action concludes the process we started several months ago. CCP has provided severance packages and job placement assistance for those affected. Development teams and plans for EVE Online, EVE: Valkyrie, DUST 514, and “Project Legion” are not impacted by the restructuring."
CCP is currently working on virtual reality title EVE Valkyrie in partnership with Oculus for PC and Sony for console. In addition, it continues to support and update EVE Online and DUST 514.
Our TakeCCP made a splash with EVE Online, despite it being a tough game to become familiar with. It runs a large (and likely expensive) fan festival each year, as well. If the expenses are outpacing revenues, it’s no wonder that investors might be applying some pressure.
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