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EVE Online developer CCP opens UK office

Thu 25 Feb 2010 5:00pm GMT / 12:00pm EST / 9:00am PST
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Newcastle team working on "current and future" console projects including DUST 514

EVE Online developer CCP has confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz 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.

12 Comments

Petr Tomicek
Intern Programmer

11 1 0.1
Good to know my news tip I sent to gamesindustry on Tuesday got investigated, thank you.

Posted:4 years ago

#1

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

#2

Martyn Brown
Managing Director

137 33 0.2
Good luck Bob and co.

Posted:4 years ago

#3
Indeed. Good luck Bob!

Posted:4 years ago

#4
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

#5

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

#6

Petr Tomicek
Intern Programmer

11 1 0.1
Any chance CCP New Castle might be offering internships for students or graduates in the future?

Posted:4 years ago

#7

Michael Wiessmuller
Managing Director & Business Development

20 1 0.1
Good luck mate.

Posted:4 years ago

#8

Russell Watson
Senior Designer

82 28 0.3
Great news. A long time Eve player looking forward to Dust 514 :)

Posted:4 years ago

#9
Lets hope for a revival in the Great in british games with this significant CCP investment.

Posted:4 years ago

#10

Robbie Kazandjian
Director

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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

#11

Joe Deuchar
Technical Artist

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

Posted:4 years ago

#12

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