Social media surfaces layoffs at game companies NCSoft Seattle

brandonkallen:

Just a great update for those who have noticed some of the business advertisements for hiring. I hope these layoffs won’t affect upcoming content in Guild Wars 2.

Originally posted on VentureBeat:

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At least one game studio and perhaps another apparently laid off employees today. The confirmed job cuts hit the Seattle studio of NCsoft, a major South Korean publisher of online games such as Lineage and Guild Wars 2.

The rumors surfaced on Twitter and a spokesman for NCsoft denied that the Seattle studio had closed, but confirmed that a “realignment” was taking place, according to PC Gamer.

“NCsoft is realigning internal publishing resources to better suit the needs of our game development studios,” Lincoln Davis, a spokesman for NCsoft, told PC Gamer. “As a result of the realignment, several employees and contract positions were affected. This was a very tough decision to make and wish the best for all NCsoft employees in their next ventures.”

Davis also confirmed it to GamesBeat. We haven’t yet confirmed layoffs at the other studio. Eurogamer reports that Las Vegas-based Petroglyph has laid off…

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