NCsoft just revealed that layoffs have hit the Western offices, including Carbine Studios, developer of WildStar. However, ArenaNet, developer of Guild Wars 2 and subsidiary of NCsoft, remains unaffected by this round of layoffs. Looks like Blade & Soul for the English market is in serious jeopardy.
Former NCsoft Community Manager, David Bass, tweeted “A lot of people are gone”. In an official statement, NCsoft announced that “the decision to reduce staff was not an easy one”, and the company is looking into “mobile and tablet games as well as explore emerging technologies”.