Infamous developer Sucker Punch going through layoffs

SCEA confirms reduction in workforce, but doesn't give a figure on the number of jobs cut.


Infamous: Second Son (and the forthcoming First Light) developer Sucker Punch is going through a number of layoffs this week, reports IGN.

Sony confirmed the move in a statement, saying, "SCEA can confirm a reduction in workforce has taken place at Sucker Punch Productions. Sucker Punch is appreciative of the tremendous work team members contributed to the Infamous and Sly Cooper series, and wishes them the best in their next endeavors."

An exact number of layoffs wasn't given, but the layoffs are a bit of surprise considering the success of the studio, which Sony bought in 2011 after years with the platform exclusive Sly Cooper franchise and the introduction of the Infamous series. These kinds of reductions are all-too common in the industry after completing a project, however.

We certainly wish the staffers the best of luck in landing on their feet.

Robert Workman was previously a games journalist creating content at Shacknews.

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