Sony’s PlayStation brand has most likely started a wave of layoffs. More employees say goodbye to the company, mentioning a broader reduction program at Sony Interactive Entertainment.
This is not the end of the crisis in the gaming industry. It seems that the giant Sony is another company that has started reducing jobs. This concerns employees of the PlayStation brand and people associated with Sony Interactive Entertainment.
Sony is slowing down at PlayStation – is a downsizing coming?
An informant using the pseudonym Timur222 on X reviewed the entries of former PlayStation employees saying goodbye to Sony’s subsidiaries on LinkedIn. “Goodbye PlayStation and Sony Interactive Entertainment. It was nice. I have known for several months that a wave of layoffs was coming. I love PlayStation and always will. I had a chance to leave earlier, but I stayed – it speaks for itself,” Matt Barney wrote on the website.
The man worked at PlayStation as a Senior Technical Recruiter for over two years. Another person leaving his job is Daniel Bellemare, who had been a Senior Level Designer at PlayStation for half a year, developing an unannounced game project.
“Unfortunately, after a wave of layoffs, last week was my last at PlayStation. It definitely wasn’t the news I was waiting for, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to work with extremely talented colleagues on amazing projects,” the employee recalled.
Will PlayStation lose a key person? Connie Booth can leave
On Monday, unconfirmed information spread about the dismissal of Connie Booth, head of production at PlayStation. The information was shared on X by David Jaffe, a famous video game designer. “From what I hear, (Connie Booth) (and maybe her team) have been fired, and the former head of (studio) Guerrilla Games is going to replace her,” Jaffe said.
Booth has an extremely long history with PlayStation, having spent 34 years with the company. She started by producing games such as Crash Bandicoot (1996, PlayStation) and also managed the production of the famous Ratchet & Clank, Sly Cooper, Uncharted and The Last of Us series. This information has not yet been confirmed by Sony or the manager herself, so it should be treated with some caution.