CCP lays off 15 from its Atlanta studio, remains committed to the franchise.
Reports of its death may be exaggerated, but CCP’s undead MMO World of Darkness certainly isn’t looking healthy. CCP has confirmed that 15 jobs have been terminated at its Atlanta studio, as a result of “our evaluation of the game’s design and ongoing development needs.” However CCP is still keen to go ahead with its vampire project.
“While this was a difficult decision, CCP remains committed to the franchise and our promise to make a compelling, rich, and deep World of Darkness experience,” said CCP. This isn’t the first time CCP’s had to lay off staff in Atlanta; in October 2011 20% of its people were ushered out the door. The reason given then was that CCP was refocusing on EVE.
Currently the game isn’t even in beta, and there’s no release date. Not good, for a title that was first announced back in 2006.