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.