Sony First Party Studios Being Hit With Layoffs

driveclubdelayThis morning Videogamer was made aware of the official job cuts hitting in-house Sony first party development studios, naming dev houses behind some of today’s best games. Killzone Mercenary from Guerrilla Cambridge, Motorstorm and the upcoming DriveClub from Evolution Studios as well as from SCE London Studio.

The exact number of people laid off from the various studios has not been tallied however, it is believed that quite a few people will be hit with the unfortunate news.

“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 (Sony Computer Entertainment Worldwide Studio) 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.” – Sony representative speaking with Videogamer.

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