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Sony lays off 900 employees from gaming division, closes London studio


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Sony Interactive Entertainment, the powerhouse behind the PlayStation brand, has announced its plans to lay off approximately 900 employees, which equates to a substantial 8% of its total workforce.


This decision has sent ripples throughout the gaming industry, marking yet another wave of layoffs that have been impacting the tech and gaming sectors throughout 2024. The layoffs are not limited to one region but are set to affect several PlayStation studios across America, EMEA, Japan, and APAC.


The President & CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment, Jim Ryan, made the announcement and shared the news with the employees. The decision is part of Sony’s strategy to future-proof the company in the face of immense changes in the industry.


One of the most significant impacts of this decision is the closure of the London Studio entirely, along with reductions within Sony’s Firesprite studio. The layoffs are a clear indication of the challenges faced by the gaming industry and the need for companies to adapt to the rapidly evolving landscape.


As we reflect on this development, one can’t help but wonder: How will these layoffs impact the future of PlayStation and the wider gaming industry? What are your thoughts on this significant shift in Sony’s strategy? Share your views in the comments below.



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