Zipper Interactive Has Been Hit With Layoffs Following The Release Of SOCOM 4.

Apparently the Seattle based studio has been hit with a number of redundancies, which Kotaku reports to be in the region of 33 employees. A Sony spokesperson clarified the layoffs as "normal business practice and a result of cutting back on production resources after the launch of two major franchises," which does make sense. Typically studios staff up in the build up for a new game release, before trimming away the excess after the product ships.

Still, it's disappointing news for those that have lost their jobs. We wish everybody affected the best of luck.