zergl writes: CCP games just announced that 20% of its staff will be laid off due to their overextension on developing three titles at the same time while bleeding subscribers on their flagship title EVE Online. The World Of Darkness MMO will be put on the back burner while remaining resources will be put towards EVE and getting Dust 514 launched successfully. This comes as not much of a surprise considering the financial situation CCP was in with liquid assets about to run out well before the Dust launch next year which was discovered when the 2010 financial report was analyzed on a community forum.
zergl writes: The community of EVE Online, usually better known for its backstabbingandscams, donated 2813 PLEX (ingame equivalent of a game time code) in a donation drive by developer CCP. CCP will donate the full amount and incur "indirect costs such as credit card transaction fees, fraud screening and the use of vast array of staff resources". Calculating with the baseline price of $34.99 per 60 days of gametime (resulting in two PLEX) this amounts to roughly $49k with a currently undisclosed amount of GTCs bought in EUR (most likely in the range of 1-2%) which will be donated for their slightly higher converted value.