Sony Online Entertainment, the powerhouse behind the massively successful Everquest series and recently launched Free Realms, has trimmed their workforce slightly to maintain higher efficiency levels. This doesn’t appear to be cause for alarm and is designed to keep ahead of the slow economy. The total employees effected comes to 41 full time positions. We wish those affected good luck. Sony Online Entertainment’s official statement is below.
“In a move to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs, Sony Online Entertainment has eliminated 5% of its full-time workforce, equaling 41 people. SOE looks forward to continuing its leadership role in the online games industry as it celebrates the highly successful launch of Free Realms, the 10-year commemoration of its ground-breaking EverQuest franchise, and the continued performance of the company’s other games.”
– Sony Online Entertainment