Daybreak Game Company AKA Sony Entertainment Online Laying Off San Diego & Austin Studios

So much for “business as usual” – Daybreak Game Company just announced they are laying off the employees at the San Diego and Austin Studios. They stated that this will not affect their current games, but I don’t see how it wouldn’t. Hopefully the current development on games such as H1Z1, Planetside 2, and DC Universe are not negatively impacted by the business decisions here.

Dear Players, Partners & Friends,

Last week we announced that we were acquired and are now operating independently as
Daybreak Game Company. To better position our newly independent studio for future growth opportunities and to deliver on our legacy of making top online games, we have had to make some tough choices including realignment of resources.

Unfortunately, this realignment means adjusting staffing as well. We announced today that we will eliminate positions in our San Diego and Austin studios. We deeply value our employees and never take these decisions lightly so we’ve done our best to do what’s right for the people affected. Although extremely difficult, these are necessary actions that will ultimately drive improved results and help strengthen our company’s foundation for success. Many of us are saying goodbye to close friends and colleagues who we’ve worked with over the years, and we are grateful for the memories and all that they’ve contributed. They will be greatly missed, and we wish them nothing but the best for the future.

These reductions will not affect the operation of our current games and as mentioned above, will help better position our company for future success. As we move forward, we are committed to delivering the best online games and working side-by-side with our players to drive the future of our online games.

Thank you for your continued support,
The Daybreak Games Team


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