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Sony confirms UK layoffs

Undisclosed number cut from Evolution, Guerilla Cambridge and SCE London

Sony is currently in the process of restructuring UK development outfits London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge Studio and Evolution Studio, with an undisclosed number of redundancies as a result.

"Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects," said Sony in a statement to Videogamer.

"As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current projects and have decided to make some changes to some of our European Studios. As a result of this, there will be a focused restructure within London Studio, Guerrilla Cambridge Studio and Evolution Studio to ensure that the SCE WWS is in the best position to achieve their goals going forward.

"Our first party development studios are key to our creative strategy and we are very excited about the future projects being worked on."

Evolution Studios is currently the home of Driveclub for PlayStation 4, and previously created the MotorStorm franchise. Guerrilla Cambridge's last title was Killzone: Mercenary for PlayStation Vita, and SCE London Studio has been a prolific developer of titles for the EyeToy peripheral, the SingStar series and most recently created Wonderbook and The Playroom.

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