Sony Online Cuts 5% of Workforce

By Nick Breckon, Jul 17, 2009 4:12pm PDT MMO division Sony Online Entertainment today confirmed that it has laid off 41 employees, amounting to 5% of its full-time workforce.

In a statement, Sony explained the move as a means to "increase operational efficiency and reduce costs."

"SOE looks forward to continuing its leadership role in the online games industry as it celebrates the highly successful launch of Free Realms, the 10-year commemoration of its ground-breaking EverQuest franchise, and the continued performance of the company's other games," said the company.

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