World of Warcraft Developers Move to NCsoft?

GameSpot’s latest rumor control article addresses reports that “droves” of World of Warcraft developers have left Blizzard Entertainment to join a new NCsoft studio in Irvine, CA. You decide:

To make jumping ship more attractive, the company has reportedly opened a new office in Irvine, so potential defectors won’t have to relocate to NCsoft’s US headquarters in Austin, Texas. As evidence of the defections, the conspiracy-minded point to the massive number of new job openings listed on Blizzard’s own Web site–positions allegedly vacated by recently departed employees. But while Blizzard did not respond to GameSpot’s requests for comment, NCsoft confirmed its digs in Blizzard’s backyard. “NCsoft has opened an office in Orange County and we have a development team there working on an unannounced project,” said a rep for the company.

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