CCP has announced a 20% reduction in staff, with most of the cuts coming from the former White Wolf staff in the Atlanta area. Of the roughly 20 White Wolf employees when CCP and White Wolf merged five years ago (see “CCP and White Wolf to Merge”), six will remain after the cuts, with most of those eliminated this week. CCP will focus on its Eve expansions and the new PS3 Eve game, Dust 514, slowing development of the long-awaited World of Darkness MMOG (see “WoD MMO in 2012”).
CCP has acknowledged that although there are more subscribers to the Eve Online game than there were a year ago, there are fewer than there were a few months ago, largely due to recent changes in the game.
CCP will continue to release some World of Darkness products, which have largely moved to digital and POD formats (see “New White Wolf Books”).