An unknown number of staff have been laid off from Sony-owned studio Sucker Punch, according to a report. The studio is known for the Sly Cooper and Infamous series, with its last full release this year’s Infamous Second Son.

The news comes by way of IGN, which shares a statement from Sony Computer Entertainment America confirming the news. Sony did not share details other than to confirm that layoffs have taken place.

Sony announced at Gamescom that 10 million PlayStation 4 units have been sold. Infamous Second Son, which was released in March, quickly sold 1 million units

DLC for that title, Infamous First Light, will be released on August 26. 

Update: Sony has provided us with a statement on the layoffs. "SCEA can confirm a reduction in workforce has taken place at Sucker Punch Productions," a representative told us vial email. "Sucker Punch is appreciative of the tremendous work team members contributed to the inFAMOUS and Sly Cooper series, and wishes them the best in their next endeavors." No further details are available.

[Source: IGN]


Our Take
Sony posted over $1 billion in losses for its most recently completed fiscal year. While the gaming unit has been profitable, cuts are inevitable when the overarching organization is hurting. 

Our thoughts are with those affected by these layoffs.