The economy still hasn't gotten much better and the gaming industry still isn't past the layoff limbo. The latest company to announce a cutdown in the workforce would be Sony Online Entertainment, which has sacked 5 of their workforce, which would number at 41 people who now have to endure the rest of the summer in a different kind of heat.
A spokesperson provided IndustryGamers with this statement:
In a move to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs, Sony Online Entertainment has eliminated 5 of its full-time workforce, equaling 41 people. SOE looks forward to continuing its leadership role in the online games industry as it celebrates the highly successful launch of Free Realms, the 10-year commemoration of its ground-breaking EverQuest franchise, and the continued performance of the company s other games.
Layoffs are never good news, and I certainly don't want to post this to start the week. News is news, though, and good luck to those who've lost their jobs.
More from Sony Online Entertainment:
- Free Realms breaks two-million user mark
- New EverQuest ruleset: 51/50 server wins over progression server