PlayStation Follows Xbox In Announcing Significant Layoffs For 2024

Sony has announced major layoffs involving its PlayStation business - the next chapter in a rough start to 2024 for the gaming industry. Following Xbox's huge round of layoffs last month, PlayStation will shed around 900 jobs imminently.

Those 900 jobs amount to roughly 8% of PlayStation's current workforce; across all Sony Interactive Entertainment regions. The UK makes for particularly bad reading - PlayStation's London Studio will "close in its entirety" as part of these layoffs.

Unfortunately, the big platform holders aren't the only gaming companies to announce layoffs recently. Embracer Group's huge restructuring program has been discussed and detailed for months - while just yesterday The Quarry developer Supermassive Games announced a "reorganisation" of its own.

We do wish all of those affected at PlayStation the very best - we hope they land on their feet and manage to find other work across the industry ASAP. Let's hope these kinds of announcements begin to slow down in the coming months and we start hearing about more positive industry news.

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