Californian developer Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) has made 35 workers redundant, the group has confirmed.
The news come one year after the firm laid off 41 staff, in a move to improve the group’s “operational efficiency and reduce costs”.
SOE has told news site Joystiq that the new layoffs represent “just over 4 per cent” of its full-time workforce.
The group is responsible for popular MMOs such as Free Realms and Everquest.
SOE communications boss Scott Gulbransen said the cuts were again a necessity to "better align the company’s resources and improve operational efficiency.”
Last year, following a string staff departures, SOE opened up usability testing services to external studios.
But in the same year three key developers left Sony Online Entertainment’s Seattle studio to form a new company, Detonator Games.