Eve Online Maker CCP Games announced that it has laid off 15 employees that were part of the World of Darkness development team. World of Darkness is an MMO based on the tabletop roleplaying game Vampire: The Masquerade, from White Wolf. It was first announced in November 2006 and has yet to be released.
"CCP today made strategic adjustments to the staffing on the team working on the World of Darkness project in Atlanta that resulted in the elimination of approximately 15 positions at the company," CCP spokesman Ned Coker told us. "The change was due to our evaluation of the game's design and ongoing development needs. While this was a difficult decision, CCP remains committed to the franchise and our promise to make a compelling, rich, and deep World of Darkness experience."
The layoffs seem to be targeted specifically at the World of Darkness team and not on other development teams like the one continually working on Eve Online.
We wish the best to those affected by these layoffs - particularly at this time of the year with the holidays on the horizon...