Leading MMO games publisher NCsoft has announced that it is to expand its current base in Brighton, creating over 100 new highly-skilled jobs, following investment from the South East England Development Agency (SEEDA).
In its three years of operations NCsoft Europe has grown rapidly, growing from just three members of staff to 112. It has also overseen the release of titles such as Lineage II, City of Heroes, Guild Wars and City of Villains.
Brighton is a lively and growing hub for the creative and software sector,” NCsoft CEO Geoff Heath stated. Our expansion will stimulate local competition and the exchange of best practice in the region.
SEEDA’s support of our investment will help grow the business and keep us and Brighton at the forefront of our industry, both nationally and internationally. We’ll also be in a position to recruit and further develop the very best talent available.”
Jeff Alexander, executive director of SEEDA’s global competitiveness division added: NCsoft has attracted national and global attention since its arrival in Brighton. The company is a magnet for highly skilled jobs – this is vital to Brighton and to the region and helps the South-east achieve the goals of the Regional Economic Strategy.
The news is good for NCsoft and for Brighton and underlines SEEDA’s commitment to attracting highly skilled creative employees with computer and language skills to the South East.”