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Layoffs reach Sony Online Entertainment

Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is undergoing a workforce reduction in order to focus resources on its current title lineup, a representative for the company announced today.

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yellowgerbil1455d ago

sad but at this point it is expected. Companies hire a bunch of basically temps to get their games made then when it's time to ship they have nothing left to do and have to be let go. Hopefully they find work elsewhere. Maybe Sony has a job placement thing set up so they can get work at santa monica, guerrilla or naughty dog working on online components of their secret IPs or something...

PlayStation_41455d ago

yeah, planetside 2 was a huge project

plus SOE made a couple crappy F2P shooters that went nowhere

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Deadpoolio1455d ago

Why exactly is this trash even being reported on here with a 2013 date for the article.....

When FACT it happened in 2011....2 YEARS AGO, how exactly does something that happened again 2 YEARS ago in 2011 get recycled as NEW when it isn't?

http://kotaku.com/5787461/s...

They must have decided to re-open the 3 studios and rehire everyone just to close them again

worldwidegaming1455d ago

Sorry but people who were let go (nice way to say fired.) were salary workers in management and other departments. They just got axed! Know a few who worked there more than 8 years.
Wanna blame someone, blame the fact that they did not think Americans would buy samsung products (mainly TVs)

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RandomDude6551455d ago

Sucks for people who lost jobs in this economy. May you land on your feet.

theWB271455d ago

Joystiq reported this 2 years ago..as people on the forums pointed out.
http://www.joystiq.com/2011...

---stone---1455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Well people are fucking dumb.

There was announcements on the DCUO forums and Planetside2 forums today.

and http://www.gamasutra.com/vi...

theWB271455d ago (Edited 1455d ago )

Weird you can find it announced today and two years ago...twilight zone ish right here!

How are people dumb? Qoute from a Joystiq article from two years ago.

" "As part of a strategic decision to reduce costs and streamline its global workforce, SOE announced today that it will eliminate 205 positions and close its Denver, Seattle and Tucson studios. As part of this restructuring, SOE is discontinuing production of The Agency so it can focus development resources on delivering two new MMOs based on its renowned PlanetSide and EverQuest properties, while also maintaining its current portfolio of online games. All possible steps are being taken to ensure team members affected by the transition are treated with appropriate concern."

http://www.joystiq.com/2011...

This article is dated March 31st, 2011

Quote from article from today
"As part of a strategic decision to reduce costs and streamline its global workforce, SOE announced today that it will eliminate 205 positions and close its Denver, Seattle and Tucson studios. As part of this restructuring, SOE is discontinuing production of The Agency so it can focus development resources on delivering two new MMOs based on its renowned PlanetSide and EverQuest properties, while also maintaining its current portfolio of online games. All possible steps are being taken to ensure team members affected by the transition are treated with appropriate concern."

They closing the same 3 studios again?

GribbleGrunger1455d ago

Teams are forever hiring extra staff to complete projects and then laying them off when those projects are back on track or completed. This is why we'll be getting 'hiring' or 'firing' articles for ever and a day.

PATRIOT7ME1455d ago

those don't make the news, laying off staffers does

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