Chris Jul-ul
Chris Jul-ul

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PlayStation Laying Off 900 Across Insomniac, Naughty Dog, Guerrilla, And More, Closing London Studio

Sony Interactive Entertainment has announced layoffs at various PlayStation first-party studios, including Insomniac Games, Naughty Dog, Guerrilla Games, and Firesprite. It is also closing London Studio, the team behind PlayStation VR's Blood & Truth and VR Worlds. In a statement released by head of PlayStation Studios Hermen Hulst, he seems to cite overgrowth as the reason for the layoffs.

Hulst says PlayStation has looked at its studios and portfolio to evaluate projects in various stages of development and has decided that some of these projects will not move forward.

Sad to see. Knowing that great companies that have made great selling, if not the best selling games for the console are not safe. Unfortunately this is just an ongoing problem right now for a lot of industries.

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drdeception profile image

The gaming industry seems like it tried to hold on for as long as it could when tech was doing layoffs. My hope is that those affected will be able to find work and/or transfer their skills to other suitable fields.

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Messo • Edited on

More bloodshed for the gaming industry. Such a shame.

It looks like Jim Ryan will be leaving in the spring as the head of Sony as well [0].


slipperyshrimp profile image

EA also just laid off 5% of staff [0].

[0] cnbc.com/2024/02/28/ea-layoffs-com...