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Dozens of Employees Reportedly Laid off from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

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Canezza
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Canezza
Posted on 10 October 19 at 13:21
Sony is restructuring their regional arms at the cost of jobs.

Please click here to read the story: Dozens of Employees Reportedly Laid off from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe
Najinceil
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Najinceil
Posted on 10 October 19 at 13:49
Seems like a bad time in Sonys/Playstations life to be letting people go.
JAdamGilman
Posted on 10 October 19 at 14:28
I hate it for all those affected by the layoffs. I also find it sad that they followed it up with the announcement of the PS5. Hopefully another company will grab these people up and get them back to work.
J. Adam Gilman
PSfanSP
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PSfanSP
Posted on 10 October 19 at 14:44
it's very sad.
SolaceCreed
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SolaceCreed
Posted on 10 October 19 at 21:35
Has Sony spent all their money on the new console or something?
planting42
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planting42
Posted on 10 October 19 at 22:32
Aaron Greenburg at Microsoft did mention they were hiring for anyone willing to relocate to Seattle.
https://twitter.com/aarongreenberg/status/118201347731094323...
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Mayadome
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Mayadome
Posted on 11 October 19 at 03:49, Edited on 11 October 19 at 03:49 by Mayadome
I really don't like the direction Sony is going with Playstation...
Feel The Ether
mysticmosh
560,639
mysticmosh
Posted on 11 October 19 at 16:17
People get laid off, it's part of life. I got laid off about 2 months ago and fortunately found another job. It's sad every time this happens but it doesn't mean that there were ulterior motives at play. I hope that as talented as all those that have lost their jobs sound, unemployment won't be for long. They should also check their contract to see if being laid off was written into it; if not, then they can take action.
GampxS
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GampxS
Posted on 11 October 19 at 17:12
Wow..
ShadeSplit
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ShadeSplit
Posted on 11 October 19 at 20:09
Why do people keep saying the PlayStation 5 was just announced? It was announced last April.
Najinceil
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Najinceil
Posted on 11 October 19 at 20:13
ShadeSplit said:
Why do people keep saying the PlayStation 5 was just announced? It was announced last April.
I guess because this is the official-official announcement, with Sony straight up being "Hey look this is PS5"
SolaceCreed
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SolaceCreed
Posted on 12 October 19 at 06:49
Najinceil said:
ShadeSplit said:
Why do people keep saying the PlayStation 5 was just announced? It was announced last April.
I guess because this is the official-official announcement, with Sony straight up being "Hey look this is PS5"
Exactly, it wasn't confirmed by Sony until recently. Up until now it's been mainly speculation and leeks.
ShadeSplit
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ShadeSplit
Posted on 12 October 19 at 19:32
SolaceCreed said:
Najinceil said:
ShadeSplit said:
Why do people keep saying the PlayStation 5 was just announced? It was announced last April.
I guess because this is the official-official announcement, with Sony straight up being "Hey look this is PS5"
Exactly, it wasn't confirmed by Sony until recently. Up until now it's been mainly speculation and leeks.
That just isn't true. It was confirmed last April, as I'm pretty sure Mark Cerny works for Sony.

https://www.wired.com/story/exclusive-sony-next-gen-console/
deutschZuid
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deutschZuid
Posted on 13 October 19 at 19:16, Edited on 13 October 19 at 19:16 by deutschZuid
Restructuring happens all the time - it's necessary in a changing work environment where some roles are combined, old roles disestablished and new ones created. Dozens in a company of over 100k employees should have probably not even made the news.
VIIIseiferIIIV
Posted yesterday at 23:46
You are not entitled to a job. Companies do what they have to do. Stop whining start looking.
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