Layoffs at Daybreak Game Company

San Diego and Austin teams face cuts as company formerly known as Sony Online Entertainment

Daybreak Game Company, formerly Sony Online Entertainment, has confirmed that it's cutting staff at both its San Diego and Austin studios but has said the move won't affect the running of its current online games portfolio.

"As part of a strategic decision to rationalize the business, Daybreak Game Company announced today that it will eliminate positions in both its San Diego and Austin studios," the company told

"This alignment of resources better positions the newly independent studio for future growth opportunities and developments, including delivering on its legacy of making top online games and establishing a solid foundation for future multi-platform success.

"These reductions will not affect the operation of current games and the company will continue on its mission to partner with its player community to drive the future and push the boundaries of online gaming."

One of those affected by the cuts appears to be director of development on the EverQuest franchise David Georgeson.