A Sony representative confirmed to GameSpot that Sony has laid off employees at SIE San Diego. SIE San Diego is perhaps best known for its MLB: The Show series of baseball games, although GameSpot’s source said that the cuts did not include staff working on The Show.
“We can confirm there has been a reduction in headcount at San Diego Studio. The teams working on MLB The Show, Drawn to Death, and Guns Up have not been affected. We continually evaluate teams and programs at SIE Worldwide Studios to ensure we have the proper resources in place to deliver innovative products within a competitive landscape.”
“As projects are completed, it is natural to review and restructure teams around current and future needs. We wish our departing team members success as they pursue new opportunities and we have nothing but heart-felt thanks for their contributions to PlayStation.”
These layoffs follow the news that Sony has reduced its workforce at the Sony London Studio as development wraps up work on several projects for PlayStation VR. Sony has not made any indication that these two sets of layoffs are linked.