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Some Losses at SOE

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By Toast30-08-2013

SOE (Sony Online Entertainment) have just announced a round of layoffs, which supposedly affect both their San Diego and Austin offices, claims an anonymous source that told Gamasutra. Although it hasn't be officially clarified about the number made redundant, a statement was release by the community manager for SOE's EverQuest II forums:

"Today we announced a reduction in our workforce at SOE. As a company, our goal is to focus on our core expertise of MMO games and as part of these efforts, we had to make the difficult decision to eliminate positions to help reduce costs, streamline our employee base and strategically align resources towards our current portfolio of games and upcoming slate of MMOs, including EverQuest Next Landmark and EverQuest Next. We deeply value our employees and are grateful for all they've contributed to our company and games. They will be missed by colleagues and friends, and we wish them well in the future."

The president of SOE also tweeted earlier on the matter at hand stating the following:

"Sorry to say that we did have layoffs. We're still moving forward with all our current games and games in development including EverQuest Next and other unannounced titles. The people who got laid off are very good people. Very sorry this happened. Layoffs suck. These are really, really good people who don't deserve this."

Not very nice news to hear about, but unfortunately we don't know the actual figure of the losses at the studios, but if we get anything else official, we will update this.


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Honestly, they had it coming. Their track history is utterly abysmal