Sony San Diego has seen a large number of layoffs – thought to be in the region of 40 to 50 employees – but the MLB The Show team has been unaffected. Despite being one of the Japanese giant's lower-profile exclusives, the baseball series sells strongly every year in the United States – and is widely considered one of the better sports simulations on the market.
The developer had been starting to spread its wings a little of late, however, pushing free-to-play titles like Guns Up and Kill Strain. In a statement to Polygon, the manufacturer has said that the latter will continue to be supported, while Drawn to Death production will also proceed as planned – but we can't see it pushing out many more freemium forays in the future.
In fact, once such anonymous source told the aforementioned publication that an unannounced project was cancelled as part of today's news. "We continually evaluate teams and programs at SIE Worldwide Studios to ensure we have the proper resources in place to deliver innovative products within a competitive landscape," a spokesperson for Sony said.
It's never nice to hear about people losing work, so while this round of redundancies isn't anywhere near as bad as first rumoured, we'd still like to share our thoughts with all of those currently out of a job. Hopefully everyone bounces back soon, though, and Sony San Diego continues crushing it with its annual baseball games.