Growth in the MMO industry hasn't been limited to companies named after weather phenomena. CCP Games
, makers of the popular sandbox title EVE Online
and its upcoming spinoff DUST 514
, have done quite a bit of growing themselves. Their merger with game publisher White Wolf
and their office in China are old news, but they've just added a little more space under their control. It's confirmed that CCP has opened a new office in Newcastle, their first branch in the United Kingdom and a new home of development with a slight console focus.
Much of the staff in the Newcastle office has been absorbed from the former offices of the recently-defunct Midway Studios branch in Newcastle
, including executive Robert Troughton. It's slated to work on "current and future" console products, which no doubt includes DUST 514
as well as future games from the studio. After a number of closures and failures, it's good to see the industry regaining its footing, and expanded studios can only be good for CCP's fans and its games. And if you happen to be a software engineer in the area with some console experience, well, they are hiring...