Around 30 fulltime jobs are to go at Sony Computer Entertainment America's quality assurance group in Foster City, California, according to SCEA spokesman Patrick Seybold.
Speaking to U.S. website Gamasutra, Seybold stated that the move was made in order to reduce costs and streamline the group. Remaining staff from Foster City will move to the company's second QA department in San Diego, California.
The story first emerged at blog site Kotaku, which also indicated that 100 contract positions would go at the same time - although SCEA has not confirmed this directly.
"We also aim to have a contingency work force in San Diego, dependent on seasonal need, the same as in Foster City," said Seybold. "Regardless, while Foster City's tester positions might be headed south this winter, the testers who held them probably won't."