Rebranded SOE suffers layoffs

Daybreak Game Company purges two studios, loses EverQuest development director
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Rebranded developer Daybreak Game Company has confirmed layoffs at its San Diego and Austin studios.

It was announced last week that Daybreak was the new name for Sony Online Entertainment, following its acquisition by Columbus Nova.

“To better position our newly independent studio for future growth opportunities and to deliver on our legacy of making top online games, we have had to make some tough choices including realignment of resources,” a statement read.

“Unfortunately, this realignment means adjusting staffing as well. We announced today that we will eliminate positions in our San Diego and Austin studios. We deeply value our employees and never take these decisions lightly so we’ve done our best to do what’s right for the people affected. Although extremely difficult, these are necessary actions that will ultimately drive improved results and help strengthen our company’s foundation for success."

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