Much like the company's studio in Iceland, a former fish processing plant, the new branch will focus on massively multiplayer online games. In addition to maintaining and continually upgrading the persistent online universe of EVE Online, CCP is also developing an MMO based on White Wolf's World of Darkness property, which it began after the two companies merged in 2006.
Within the next year, CCP North America hopes to fill more than 100 design and development positions.
"CCP Games is excited to be at the epicenter of the US online gaming industry," said CCP North America president Mike Tinney. "Following the merger of CCP Games and White Wolf Publishing last year, we look forward to expanding our CCP North American team and player base over the course of this year."