Gaming blog Kotaku is reporting that Nexon’s Vancouver studio has shuttered it doors today leaving 90 employees looking for jobs.
We’ve just gotten off the phone with the helpful, friendly receptionist at the Vancouver Nexon America development studio, who informed us that all of the approximately 90 employees at the location were let go this morning, and that the studio was now closed. One of our tipsters indicates that the news came by way of a studio-wide meeting this morning, which was expected to result in only half of the workforce being let go.
The Vancouver studio was actively working on the development of Nexon titles. The company’s existing properties – MapleStory, Combat Arms, Mabinogi, etc. – should not be affected by this closure.
Nexon’s Vancouver office was run by gaming industry wunderkid Alex Garden and EA veteran Steve Rechtschaffner. No word on where those two will end up.