Layoffs at Sony, THQ as They Retrench

Not a great bunch of news from the world of gaming. First, Sony Online Entertainment is shuttering its development office in Seattle, along with offices in Denver and Tucson. It’s also going to leave unfinished on its game The Agency. Total job losses: About 200 overall. Development work from Denver and Tucson is moving to San Diego.

Meanwhile, THQ laid off more than 30 employees at Volition, developer of Red Faction Armageddon, and Kaos, creator of Homefront. Sixteen people lost their jobs at Illinois-based Volition, and 17 were dropped from Kaos in New York.

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