Daybreak Game Company Hit With Layoffs


The company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment has been hit with layoffs a little more than week after it was sold. On February 2nd it was announced that Sony had sold its Sony Online Entertainment branch to Columbus Nova Corp and it was renamed Daybreak Game Company.

Kotaku learned today that Daybreak Game Company have been hit with what they called “big” layoffs at Daybreak’s Austin and San Diego studios. The layoffs are claimed to be a move towards profitability by an anonymous source that reached out to Kotaku.

An official statement was released by Daybreak Game Company:

“As part of a strategic decision to rationalize the business, Daybreak Game Company announced today that it will eliminate positions in both its San Diego and Austin studios. This alignment of resources better positions the newly independent studio for future growth opportunities and developments, including delivering on its legacy of making top online games and establishing a solid foundation for future multi-platform success. These reductions will not affect the operation of current games and the company will continue on its mission to partner with its player community to drive the future and push the boundaries of online gaming.”

Source: Kotaku

Written by Michael Cwick

Michael Cwick

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