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More layoffs for ZeniMax (Update: Confirmed)

The end of this post has been updated with confirmation from Bethsoft as of August 20th. Comments by a gaming industry recruiter and tech consultant have sparked...

Cloud Imperium comments on IllFonic’s Star Citizen involvement

Yesterday IllFonic confirmed that it had laid off six staff members from its Denver-based studio that is working on both Revival and...

Revival and Star Citizen studio IllFonic lays off six

IllFonic, the studio behind the dark fantasy sandbox Revival and one of several contributors to Star Citizen's FPS module, has laid off...

Elder Scrolls Online loses two key devs, WoW picks up Moorgard from EQ Next

The MMO industry is a vibrant market that's always shifting as developers move between projects. So who has gone where lately? For starters, former
Create and destroy alike!

Smedley has bright predictions for PlanetSide 2’s future

It's been said before and will be said again a few more times before it's no longer true: Fans of Daybreak games are...

Perfect World to become privately owned

Perfect World is no longer a publicly traded company, as founder Michael Yufeng Chi made a deal to take the company private. Chi...
There's a musical joke here between the layoffs and the big musical showstopper of Frozen, but I'll let you make that one yourselves.

Disney’s Club Penguin suffers layoffs

Club Penguin may not be one of the first games you think about when it comes to virtual worlds, but that's kind of...
Price shark.

Trion snaps up Linda ‘Brasse’ Carlson

Nothing tells your player community that the transition to a new corporate structure will be totally fine like firing a pillar of community interaction,...
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NCsoft West lays off Austin support staff

NCsoft West has laid off a number of support staff and is moving its customer service operation to a third-party provider, according to Polygon....

LOTRO Legendarium: Why you need to read the books if you play the game

While my Kindle is loaded with so many new books I've yet to read that I really should take a few months off to...
Prettier than this.

Codemasters CEO leaves company to join Jagex

There's a new boss in town at Jagex. Rod Cousens, previously the CEO of Codemasters, has moved shop to be the...

Perfect World suffers more layoffs, this time in the EU

Massively OP has been contacted by a former Perfect World employee — who wishes to remain anonymous and whose identity we have confirmed —...

Cryptic layoffs alone totaled 18 people

Massively OP has been contacted by a Cryptic employee -- who wishes to remain anonymous and whose identity we have confirmed -- about the...
I am still proud of myself for this screenshot.

Perfect World Entertainment hit with potentially massive layoffs

Layoffs have hit Perfect World Entertainment. It was first rumored in a tweet by Ben PerLee, who had previously worked as PR for...

Daybreak layoffs totaled 140 in San Diego

It's been almost a month since Daybreak (formerly SOE) laid off several of its employees following its acquisition by Columbus Nova, but...

Global Chat: Business model first, game construction second

Welcome back to Global Chat, the column where we reach out and give props to interesting and well-written articles from the MMO blogosphere....

EverQuesting: Daybreak, SOE Live, and the resurrection of Fan Faire

It's been quite a week! And not just for Massively Overpowered. Right as our original site was sunsetting, SOE announced that it was bought...

The Soapbox: Has F2P worked for SOE?

The MassivelyOP staff was discussing the SOE Daybreak armageddon recently, and given the total absence of public data relating to who or what...

Daybreak’s John Smedley: EverQuest Next is going to be ‘more than ok’

Worried about this week's mass firings of Daybreak employees and wondering what might happen to both Landmark and EverQuest Next?...
EQ2 freeport

Daybreak layoffs hit Landmark, EverQuest Next, H1Z1, more

Well, here's a news post I didn't want to write. SOE Daybreak Games has laid off popular Global Community Relations lead Linda...

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