Three Sony Studios Hit With Layoffs
Nobody likes to hear about layoffs but they're an unfortunate part of business.
According to a new Videogamer report, Sony has been forced to lay off an undisclosed amount of employees from three of the company's UK studios: Guerrilla Cambridge, SCE London Studio, and Evolution Studios.
In a statement, Sony said that an "internal review" incited this round of layoffs, as there was a "restructuring" need at all these studios. However, the good news is that this hasn't affected the development of the upcoming PlayStation 4 exclusive, Driveclub, which is in the works at Evolution. That's good to hear, although sometimes it's difficult to believe.
Here's part of the official statement:
"As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current projects and have decided to make some changes to some of our European Studios. As a result of this, there will be a focused restructure within London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge Studio and Evolution Studio to ensure that the SCE WWS is in the best position to achieve their goals going forward.
Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on."
Guerrilla is best known for their work on the acclaimed Killzone franchise, while the London studio has handled many of the popular SingStar titles, and they've also been responsible for projects like Wonderbook and The Playroom.
3/25/2014 11:07:26 AM Ben Dutka