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Sony will lay off around 900 PlayStation employees - Naughty Dog, Insomniac and Guerrilla's most successful studios will be affected

Sony will lay off around 900 PlayStation employees - Naughty Dog, Insomniac and Guerrilla's most successful studios will be affected
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Sony announced a "difficult decision" - the company is forced to "restructure its operations" and has decided to begin reducing the personnel of the PlayStation division. This will allow them to "optimize resources."

A total of approximately 8% of the staff (about 900 people) in different regions of the world are planned to be laid off. This includes employees of PlayStation's own studios. Staff reductions will occur "in accordance with local legislation and consultation processes."

It seems that employees in the United Kingdom will be most affected. According to available information, the London studio of PlayStation Studios will be completely shut down. There will also be layoffs at Firesprite studio and various reductions are expected at Sony Interactive Entertainment in the UK. In Japan, the company will introduce a career support program. Bloomberg adds that the layoffs will affect developers from Insomniac (behind Marvel's Spider-Man), Naughty Dog (The Last of Us), and Guerrilla (Horizon) studios. These are three of its most successful subsidiaries.

"These are incredibly talented people who have been a part of our success, and we are very grateful for their contributions. However, the industry has changed significantly, and we need to prepare for the future to ready the business for what lies ahead. We need to meet the expectations of developers and gamers and continue to develop future technologies in games, so we have taken a step back to ensure that we are ready to provide the best gaming experiences for the community," said Jim Ryan, President and CEO of Sony Interactive Entertainment.

The company also states that the reorganization and optimization plans are aimed at "providing the best gaming experience in the future."

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