In 2013, Wargaming acquired the American studio Gas Powered Games, founded by Chris Taylor in 1998 and released Dungeon Siege, Supreme Commander. The studio was then renamed Wargaming Seattle. Today Viktor Kislyi announced its closure. Former employees will help find a new job.
However, the vacant staff of vacancies will be more than enough. In Twitter on the #WGjobs hasht , DICE, Santa Monica, 2K, Bungie and other famous studios have already shared the vacancy list for the laid-off employees.
Employees learned about this this morning at an extraordinary meeting, where the CEO of Wargaming and announced the closure of the studio and the project over which they worked there. It was some unannounced MMO project.
After a great year at my first gaming company we have been shut down. #WGJobs
Now I begin the search for office coordinator or production assistant positions.
— tripDiode (@Eldergod_DM) May 24, 2018
Gas Powered Games was in the colors of Wargaming after the fundraising for a new project on Kickstarter failed. Taylor himself a couple of years ago left the studio and went to solo projects.
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