Layoffs are inevitable in the gaming industry and industry giant Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is not immune. The developer recently announced that it will be closing its Denver, Seattle and Tucson studios as part of a strategic decision to reduce costs and streamline its global workforce. Unfortunately, this comes at the cost of 205 jobs. Additionally, SOE will cease production on its spy-based MMOG The Agency to focus resources on the launch of two other MMOGs based on its Planetside and EverQuest IPs.
As always our best wishes go out to those affected by the layoffs. Check out SOE's official statement below.