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Eve Online studio shuts San Francisco office

CCP parts ways with chief marketing and financial officers

Eve Online developer CCP plans to close its San Francisco office and part ways with two senior executives.

According to a recent financial report and statement from CCP translated by Eurogamer, the closure and staff reductions are meant to "combine and simplify" the Iceland-headquartered firm's business.


CCP chief marketing officer David Reid, who joined the company in 2012 and helped lead the launch of free-to-play PS3 shooter Dust 514, and chief financial officer Joe Gallo, will exit the business.

"Joe Gallo and David Reid did great work for CCP and I wish them well," CCP chief executive Hilmar Pétursson said in a statement. "Their contributions to CCP will be remembered, and we look forward to seeing what they do next."

CCP offered no further details of the closure and departures.

Following years of growth from Eve Online's success and the long-anticipated World of Darkness MMO, CCP canceled the latter project in April and laid off 56 employees from its Atlanta offices.

In June, CCP cut 49 employees from its publishing arm as part of an overarching "strategy to focus on the EVE Universe".

The studio's current projects include Eve Online, Eve: Valkyrie, Dust 514, and Project Legion.