En Masse Entertainment, which is developing the online game TERA, has cut staff at its operations in Seattle, according to a report by gaming industry news site Joystiq. Originally launched in Korea, TERA debuted in North America in May.
“Today, we had to let go of some of the great talent at En Masse Entertainment,” the company said in a statement to Joystiq. “While a tough decision, it was necessary as we prepare for the next chapter of our business. TERA has been a great launch for us, and we are committed to our loyal players. We’re taking measures to align the needs of our business to continue supporting TERA and preparing for our future. We are working with those affected by this transition, including offering assistance on new prospects within the industry/area.”
The company’s vice president of publishing is Chris Lee and vice president of technology is Drew Johnston, both former managers at Microsoft.