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NCsoft Confirm Job Losses In UK

The rumours have been floating for a couple of days, but it's now confirmed that NCsoft Europe will axe 58 jobs from its Brighton office. According to reports by GamesIndustry.biz, the first round of sackings took place yesterday, with jobs going from a variety of departments.

This follows from yesterday's announcement that NCsoft would be consolidating a number of its component parts into the new NC West (although this name might change). This move brings together NC Interactive, NC Europe, NC Austin, and ArenaNet, putting its headquarters in Seattle, WA by the end of the year.

The Brighton bods were involved in the deeply troubled Tabula Rasa, Richard Garriots none-to-popular shooter-focused MMO, but NCsoft deny that the game is due to close. Many reports this week have suggested the game would be allowed to fade away by the end of the year, but GI.biz say NCsoft Europe has denied this to them. Has this not been the year of such denials, followed almost immediately by the games going titsup? We shall see.

With Aion: Tower Of Eternity on the way, we really want to see the Korean developer secure in the West. There's also no mention of how this might affect the development of NC Europe's first project, Soccer Fury.

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