Just a week after Sony Online Entertainment was bought over by Columbus Nova and renamed as Daybreak Game Company, the first wave of layoffs was announced. There is currently no confirmed number of layoffs, but among the casualties include long-time EverQuest lead, David Georgeson, the pony-tailed senior executive who first unveiled EverQuest Next to the world.
Daybreak Game Company has confirmed the layoffs, and has this to say with regards to the issue:
“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.
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.”