Following the news of the PlayStation 5, PlayStation’s European team are reportedly facing a wave of redundancies affecting several divisions and “dozens” of employees at Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe (SIEE).
According to some sources, the news was broken to those affected by US PlayStation directors visiting the London offices last Tuesday, continuing the company’s previously announced intention to restructure its three regional companies. That started on 1st April 2018, when all sales and marketing was told it would report to then deputy president Jim Ryan, though he has now stepped up to become SIE president and CEO in April of this year.
There were also layoffs in other parts of the business, including part of the US creative services team, although there is no indication that they’re affecting the development teams themselves.
I was part of the creative services team at #PlayStation that got #laidoff today. This group of talented & passionate people are out of a job & now #lookingforwork. If you’re hiring for project coordinators, managers, & designers please post below!
— JC (@JC_Art_) October 8, 2019