NCsoft Seattle hit with layoffs

NCsoft Seattle hit with layoffs
Seth Tipps

By Seth Tipps

December 5th 2012 at 6:48AM

Several positions cut due to 'realignment'

An unspecified number of employees and contractors have been laid off at NCsoft due to "restructuring".

The company just shuttered the aging MMO City of Heroes, but it is unclear whether or not the layoffs are related.

“NCsoft is realigning internal publishing resources to better suit the needs of our game development studios,” NCsoft's Lincoln Davis told PC Gamer.

“As a result of the realignment, several employees and contract positions were affected. This was a very tough decision to make and wish the best for all NCsoft employees in their next ventures.”

Last year the company laid off employees at its Austin, Brighton, and Seattle offices.

Since then revenues have dropped 12 percent, and the Korean publisher reported $6 million in losses for Q2 2012.