By Alistair Wong . October 9, 2019 . five:00pm
Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE) reportedly was visited by directors from PlayStation’s American side to announce the restructuring of many divisions on the day of the PlayStation five announcement, that resulted in lots of impacted personnel becoming either laid off or becoming re-interviewed.
The news comes from sources close to the scenario, as reported by VGC. Although PlayStation’s efforts in every area have remained largely separate to this point, the platform is supposedly moving towards a centralized worldwide structure with Sony Interactive Entertainment America at its helm.
The outcome of the restructuring is that the European (and possibly other) branches of SIE are now following orders from SIEA, and that supposedly this will be far more prevalent in the course of the PS5 generation. This is to the point exactly where the PS5’s reveal by way of Wired was not even identified by the European side till it occurred. (The Japanese side did, even though) The layoffs this week adhere to a “significant” quantity of layoffs more than the previous year across several European divisions, which includes advertising and marketing and PR.
Sony declined to comment when contacted by VGC.
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