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Sony Santa Monica suffers staff lay offs

Sony Santa Monica has suffered a round of layoffs at the studio, which if rumours are correct has led to one of its projects being cancelled.

IGN first reported the story and was send the following statement by Sony.

"SCEA can confirm that we have completed a reduction in workforce at Santa Monica Studio.

"This is a result of a cycle of resource re-alignment against priority growth areas within SCE WWS. We do not take these decisions lightly. However, sometimes it is necessary to make changes to better serve the future projects of the studio.

"We have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease transition for those impacted."

There was no confirmation of the number of people affected, nor any impact on current projects.

We'd like to wish all those affected good luck in finding a new role.

Edited On 26 Feb, 2014

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JoeToots's avatar
JoeToots 3 years ago
Sad news for the gaming industry.
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Robichoico 3 years ago
Another one laying off Staff Members :/ I thought these were one of Sony's main lot too? So....Everyone's gone to the Rapture or Hohokum, which one got cancelled?
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Loli-Nox-Tan 3 years ago
The Chinese Room is developing Everybody's gone to Rapture
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Beazi 3 years ago
If this means the end of God of War, Sony can stick the PS4 up there bum for now (until Last of Us 2)

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