UK PlayStation Devs Sacked

Night of the long knives for hard working developers

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UK PlayStation Devs Sacked
As winter turns to spring, Sony is making people unemployed in the UK in the sort of people churn that the video games industry apparently thrives on.

Evolution Studios the team behind DriveClub is seeing people asked to clear their desks and go. But so is Sony London Studio, and also Killzone: Mercenary developer Guerrilla Cambridge.

The word from Sony is that, "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 Sony Worldwide Studios 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."



ergo 25 Mar 2014 18:51
Regular industry churn? Haha, no, this is a direct result of Sony being on death watch as they try to find some way, desperately, to profit (or, at the very least, to staunch the bleeding) so everyone is 'sharing in the pain' to get there.

(Of course if Spong treated this story like it deserves--along w/ the rest of the gaming media--you'd have to get off the 'Nintendo is doomed' bus and get on board the 'Sony *IS LITERALLY* doomed' rocketship into the sun.)
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