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Sony Interactive Entertainment’s European branch has reportedly laid off “dozens” amid a multi-division restructuring.
GamesIndustry.biz sister-web-site Video Games Chronicle reports that affected divisions included marketing and PR, in addition to layoffs also occurring on the US creative services team, with at least one employee sharing their situation on Twitter. Some staff are becoming asked to re-interview for former positions.
This announcement was produced to staff on the similar day as a Wired report that shared new facts on Sony’s upcoming PlayStation five, such as its confirmed name and release window of vacation 2020. Some staff reportedly really feel this is a sign of the expanding influence of SIE America and the lowered influence of the EU side, with American executives coming to the EU to make the announcement and EU staff not becoming informed of the Wired write-up reveals at all.
This restructuring seems to be a continuation of an ongoing shift across all of Sony, the effects of which have noticed Jim Ryan appointed SIE president and CEO earlier this year, and former SIE Worldwide Studios chairman Shawn Layden departing the firm unexpectedly at the commence of this month.
GamesIndustry.biz has reached out to Sony for comment, although VGC notes that Sony declined to comment on the news.
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