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Dozens of Employees Reportedly Laid off from Sony Interactive Entertainment Europe

  • CanezzaCanezza66,390
  • NajinceilNajinceil543,236
    Posted on 10 October 19 at 13:49Permalink
    Seems like a bad time in Sonys/Playstations life to be letting people go.
  • Posted on 10 October 19 at 14:28Permalink
    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
  • PSfanSPPSfanSP125,221
    Posted on 10 October 19 at 14:44Permalink
    it's very sad.
  • SolaceCreedSolaceCreed221,964
    Posted on 10 October 19 at 21:35Permalink
    Has Sony spent all their money on the new console or something?
  • MayadomeMayadome408,824
    Posted on 11 October 19 at 03:49, Edited on 11 October 19 at 03:49 by MayadomePermalink
    I really don't like the direction Sony is going with Playstation...
    Feel The Ether
  • mysticmoshmysticmosh638,549
    Posted on 11 October 19 at 16:17Permalink
    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.
  • GampxSGampxS155,698
    Posted on 11 October 19 at 17:12Permalink
    Wow..
  • ShadeSplitShadeSplit504,633
    Posted on 11 October 19 at 20:09Permalink
    Why do people keep saying the PlayStation 5 was just announced? It was announced last April.
  • NajinceilNajinceil543,236
    Posted on 11 October 19 at 20:13Permalink
    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"
  • SolaceCreedSolaceCreed221,964
    Posted on 12 October 19 at 06:49Permalink
    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.
  • ShadeSplitShadeSplit504,633
    Posted on 12 October 19 at 19:32Permalink
    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/
  • deutschZuiddeutschZuid409,803
    Posted on 13 October 19 at 19:16, Edited on 13 October 19 at 19:16 by deutschZuidPermalink
    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.
  • Posted on 19 October 19 at 23:46Permalink
    You are not entitled to a job. Companies do what they have to do. Stop whining start looking.
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