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Sony Studios Hit With Layoffs
It looks like another round of layoffs has hit several Sony owned studios. Videogamer reports that Sony UK studios Evolution, Guerilla Cambridge and SCE London have all been hit with an unspecified number of layoffs, though the final figure is apparently “numerous.”
A Sony statement reads, “Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects.
“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.”
Evolution is currently working on the delayed PS4 racing game, DriveClub. Guerilla Cambridge just finished work on PS Vita’s Killzone: Mercenary, and SCE London is quietly working on an unannounced PS4 title after releasing The Playroom.
All three studios join Sony Santa Monica, in which the God of War developer suffered a sizable number of layoffs nearly a month ago, canceling an unannounced new IP for the PS4 in the process. God of War 3 creative director Stig Asmussen has left both Sony and Santa Monica following the layoffs, and is currently interviewing at several studios.