Further redundancies confirmed across NCSoft's western operations

WildStar developer Carbine lays off 60 staff

WildStar developer Carbine Studios has laid off around 60 employees, according to a report.

A source speaking on the matter told Polygon that redundancies affected both junior and senior staff.

Further layoffs have also been confirmed across NCSoft’s western offices. A spokesperson said that Guild Wars developer ArenaNet was not affected by job losses however.

“Today we announced a restructuring of key operations within NC West,” read a statement from NCSoft.

“As a result of this restructuring, we are implementing staff reductions across our Western operations with the exclusion of ArenaNet. While decisions like this are always hard, they are necessary as we begin the implementation of a new strategy designed to strengthen our footing as a leader in global entertainment.

“Moving forward, we will continue to focus on our core development capabilities and the intellectual properties (WildStar, Aion, Lineage, and Guild Wars franchises) that have made NCSoft what it is today. However, we are looking to move into new business segments like mobile and tablet games as well as explore emerging technologies.

“Again, the decision to reduce staff was not an easy one, and we sincerely wish everyone well in their next endeavours.”

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