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Rumor: SOE Layoffs & Studio Closings

Posted Mar 31, 2011 by Suzie Ford

Rumor: SOE Layoffs & Studio Closings

Kotaku is reporting that Sony Online Entertainment will be closing three of their subsidiary studios and laying off a third of its employees. Reported studios closing are located in Tucson, Arizona, Denver and Seattle with over half of the Austin and San Diego employees receiving their walking papers.

Word began spreading when George Broussard, best known as the co-creator of Duke Nukem Forever, tweeted earlier this evening that SOE was seeing layoffs and "studio closure is possible." Kotaku has confirmed through a source familiar with the matter that the closures affect SOE's studios in Seattle, Tucson, Ariz. and Denver. Half of the workforce at SOE offices in Austin, Texas were pink slipped along with a sizeable portion of San Diego. In sum, it accounts for nearly one-third of SOE's manpower before today.

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Suzie Ford / Suzie is the Associate Editor and News Manager at MMORPG.com. Follow her on Twitter @MMORPGMom