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EVE Online developer CCP opens UK office

Thu 25 Feb 2010 5:00pm GMT / 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST

Newcastle team working on "current and future" console projects including DUST 514

EVE Online developer CCP has confirmed to that it has opened a new studio in Newcastle, UK.

The company is currently recruiting for a number of positions in Gateshead, with some engineer roles specifically looking for console experience. The outfit will work on "current and future" console projects, according to CCP.

Although best-known for massively multiplayer game EVE Online, the developer is also working on its first console project, EVE spin-off DUST 514, a first-person multiplayer shooter.

CCP is initially targeting a team of between 10 and 20 staff, and will work closely with the Icelandic and Chinese offices of the business.

The company has also recently employed a number of former Midway Newcastle staff including lead tools programmer Robert Troughton. Midway's Newcastle team worked on The Wheelman and canned project Necessary Force.


Petr Tomicek
Intern Programmer

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Good to know my news tip I sent to gamesindustry on Tuesday got investigated, thank you.

Posted:4 years ago


robert troughton
Managing Director

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Necessary Force wasn't "canned" as such... the studio was... theoretically, Necessary Force could still be finished (but it won't be).

Edited 1 times. Last edit by robert troughton on 26th February 2010 9:58am

Posted:4 years ago


Martyn Brown
Managing Director

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Good luck Bob and co.

Posted:4 years ago

Indeed. Good luck Bob!

Posted:4 years ago

Hi Bob, changed your role at Midway, sorry about that. Petr, thanks for the tip.

Good to see a big company like CCP investing in the UK.

Posted:4 years ago


Ivan Pedersen
Lead Art

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Good luck to everybody up there - I'm looking forward to seeing more from CCP and Dust :)

Posted:4 years ago


Petr Tomicek
Intern Programmer

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Any chance CCP New Castle might be offering internships for students or graduates in the future?

Posted:4 years ago


Michael Wiessmuller
Managing Director & Business Development

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Good luck mate.

Posted:4 years ago


Russell Watson
Senior Designer

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Great news. A long time Eve player looking forward to Dust 514 :)

Posted:4 years ago

Lets hope for a revival in the Great in british games with this significant CCP investment.

Posted:4 years ago


Robbie Kazandjian

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I loved EVE so much. It ranks alongside Close Combat as the best game of all time (with honourable mention to its spiritual father, Elite)

Posted:4 years ago


Joe Deuchar
Technical Artist

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Wow CCP coming to the UK. I fear for all of us :)

Posted:4 years ago


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