Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

James Batchelor
Sony London Studio suffers layoffs

An unknown number of jobs have been cut from Sony's London Studio as work begins to wrap up on the team's first virtual reality project.

Having developed many of the game prototypes for PlayStation VR – or Project Morpheus as it was originally known – the studio has been working on London Heist, a game derived from one of its tech demos.

Now,GamesIndustryreports that some senior staff have taken redundancy and further team members were dismissed. However, it's believed the end of the project's production cycle has prompted this downsizing.

PlayStation is attempting to find alternative opportunities for staff within the company, as well as reaching out to local employers and other developers. It stressed that the studio, which has been running for 15 years, will continue to deliver groundbreaking work and innovative titles”.

Develop has the full story.

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