NC West cuts down European office

UPDATE: 30 to remain on staff as five departments are axed; sales, marketing and customer support to survive cull

NCsoft has made 55 staff redundant at the Brighton office of NC West, as five internal departments are axed, following a similar cull last year when in-house development was halted. understands that 30 staff will remain at the Brighton office to cover off sales, marketing and customer support functions, while localisation, creative services, IT, QA and community roles have been cut.

NCsoft Europe exec Geoff Heath has so far declined to comment.

The formation of NC West was announced last September in a bid to make the company's activities outside of Korea more profitable under one banner, and combined the US and European activities in a single entity.

Around 70 posts were lost then as the impact of failed Richard Garriott MMO Tabula Rasa hit the company's profits significantly.

It is not yet known if NC West in North America is affected by similar cuts to headcount.

UPDATE: More precise numbers have now been added to the story, as well as details on which departments have been axed. It was originally reported that around 70 jobs had been lost.

Related stories

Blade & Soul secures 1m Western players in week one

Success of NCsoft's MMORPG proves interest in Asian games, says publisher

By Dan Pearson

Nexon sells shares in NCSoft, ending takeover bid

Korean publishers end hostile relationship in $533m deal

By Dan Pearson

Latest comments

Sign in to contribute

Need an account? Register now.