CCP, Studio Behind Eve Valkyrie, Pulls Plug On VR Development

100 staff members were let go from CCP's 370 with one office closing and another up for sale.


In a bit of sad news, CCP, the studio behind the critically acclaimed Eve: Valkyrie, is closing its two divisions focused on virtual reality development. The move has resulted in 100 employees losing their jobs.

Eurogamer reports that an Icelandic publication has revealed that CCP has closed their Atlanta office and is selling the space where Eve Valkyrie was developed. Speculation on the reasoning behind this move will likely spiral out of control, but one could look to the recent non-VR release of Valkyrie as the beginnings of the writing on the wall.

"It's always hard to do such actions but they are important and if we want the company to reach 30 years, we sometimes need to make policy and organizational changes," CCP boss Hilmar Veigar Pétursson says.

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