Sony is closing 3 games studios
Reported March 31st…
In total, 205 jobs will be lost with the Denver, Seattle, and Tucson studios all being closed down. The other bad news is Sony has decided to cancel the online game The Agency which has been in development for several years now.
The good news for existing SOE game players is that all existing titles will remain live and you can continue to play them as normal. As for future game development, two MMOs will now be the focus. The first is based on the PlanetSide IP, and the second on the always-popular Everquest IP.
Fewer projects mean less people required and ultimately fewer studios have work, hence the closures. As far as an impact on gamers is concerned, the only noticeable difference is that The Agency will no longer be appearing on store shelves.