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NCsoft Seattle cuts employees in “realignment”

By Mike Williams

NCsoft Seattle cuts employees in “realignment”

Wed 05 Dec 2012 5:13am GMT / 12:13am EST / 9:13pm PST

Just ahead of the holidays, NCsoft has axed a number of employees


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NCsoft's Seattle office has laid off an undisclosed number of employees and contract positions, according to a report by PC Gamer. The site was notified about the layoffs by an anonymous source and later received confirmation of the news from NCsoft public relations director Lincoln Davis.

“NCsoft is realigning internal publishing resources to better suit the needs of our game development studios,” he 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.”

The online publisher recorded a net loss of ₩7.3 billion ($6 million/£4 million) in Q2 2012 due to labor and marketing costs, so the cuts could be aimed at staving off continued losses. GamesIndustry hopes that those affected by the cuts find new employment quickly.

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Peter Dwyer Games Designer/Developer

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Seriously! Is there no-one at any company that has the understanding that it's just plain wrong to cut people before Christmas holiday season. Are they all trained in one of the circles of hell so that they pick the most evil times for shedding employees?

Posted:3 years ago


Zidaya Zenovka Blogger, Writer, freelance artist.

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This is the company that canned the City of Heroes dev team without warning, despite it being successful. You expected less?

Posted:3 years ago


Robert Fuller Studying GSP, DeVry University

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Yea, there is some serious issues going on with NCSoft right now. I wouldn't be surprised if there are some money management issues going on.

Posted:3 years ago

It's a shame that this is happening just before the holidays. I hope those affected by this are able to get better jobs.

Edited 1 times. Last edit by Karna V Krishnan on 7th December 2012 7:41am

Posted:3 years ago


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