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EVE Online developer CCP opens UK office

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.

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Latest comments (12)

Petr Tomicek Intern Programmer, The Creative Assembly6 years ago
Good to know my news tip I sent to gamesindustry on Tuesday got investigated, thank you.
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robert troughton Managing Director, Coconut Lizard6 years ago
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

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Martyn Brown Managing Director, Insight For Hire6 years ago
Good luck Bob and co.
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Fran Mulhern , Recruit3D6 years ago
Indeed. Good luck Bob!
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Matt Martin Editor, GamesIndustry.biz6 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.
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Ivan Pedersen Lead Art, Geomerics6 years ago
Good luck to everybody up there - I'm looking forward to seeing more from CCP and Dust :)
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Petr Tomicek Intern Programmer, The Creative Assembly6 years ago
Any chance CCP New Castle might be offering internships for students or graduates in the future?
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Michael Wiessmuller Managing Director & Business Development, Indie Games Services Ltd6 years ago
Good luck mate.
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Russell Watson Senior Designer, Born Ready Games6 years ago
Great news. A long time Eve player looking forward to Dust 514 :)
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Lets hope for a revival in the Great in british games with this significant CCP investment.
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Robbie Kazandjian Director, SoundBoy Ltd6 years ago
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)
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Joe Deuchar Technical Artist, Monumental Games6 years ago
Wow CCP coming to the UK. I fear for all of us :)
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