For the Record: Wargaming Disbands Warplanes Dev Studio, Fires Staff
Source: http://lenta.ru/news/2015/02/05/wargamingkharkov/ Hello everyone, according to the news linked above (thanks to Maiorboltach for bringing it to attention), Wargaming announced they closed the office of Persha Studios in Kharkov (Ukraine). The Kiev office does continue its work. There were cca 50 people working in the Kharkov office. The key staff was offered positions in Minsk in Kiev, the rest was fired. The devision was, according to Wargaming Russian representative, taken “in connection with the restructulaziation of the company’s web department”. Persha Studios was the game designer studio responsible for World of Warplanes and was recently working on World of Tanks: Generals online card game, as well as creating specialized web application for Wargaming. The studio was independent until 2011, when it signed an exclusive contract with Wargaming, becoming for all intents and purposes Wargaming branch.