CCP to Refocus on EVE

Published on October 19th, 2011

The maker of has announced that it’s to lay off around a fifth of its workforce in order to streamline and affectively re-focus purely on and .

In a statement to the community, the publisher’s CEO Himar Veigar Petursoon declared that over the previous months “missteps” have been made regarding EVE Online – most notably the item shop and flagrant overpricing – and as a result restructuring is required.

“As we reexamine (sic) our outward relations, we are also taking time to reevaluate (sic) our internal goals. In doing so, we have come to the conclusion that we are attempting too many things for a company our size. Developing EVE expansions, DUST 514 and World of Darkness has stretched our resources too thin,” he explained.

“Rather than allowing this to persist, we have made the decision to sharpen our focus. Sadly, this means reducing our staff. We estimate that around twenty percent of global positions will be affected by this process.”

Those global positions include the developer turned publisher’s headquarters in Reykjavik, Iceland.

“For the immediate future, our mission is to enrich the vast EVE Universe by strengthening the continuous development of EVE Online while preparing to bring DUST 514 to market on the PS3.”

World of Darkness is believed to be the project most affected by this shake up, with Petursoon himself revealing that development will continue with a “significantly reduced team”.

To read the full statement from CCP’s CEO please visit the following link.

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