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NCsoft West lays off 20% of staff

CEO Jeff Anderson also steps down alongside cuts that were said to be "part of a global realignment"

NCsoft West has laid off about one-fifth of its employees, as reported by VentureBeat.

"We can confirm that we laid off approximately 20% of NC West's workforce today, primarily affecting non-game development positions, as part of a global realignment with our corporate headquarters in Korea," the company said.

"The affected employees have been given severance and access to resources to help with job placement."

In addition to the cuts, NCsoft West CEO Jeff Anderson has also left, with the company saying, "Jeff decided that his time at NC had come to a conclusion, and we appreciate his efforts with us."

Anderson joined NCsoft West in July of 2021.

NCsoft West is responsible for running the Korean company's portfolio of games in the Americas, Europe, Australia, and New Zealand, including titles like Guild Wars, Blade & Soul, and Lineage 2.