In a bid to trim costs and "increase operational efficiency", forty-one full-time employees at Sony Online Entertainment have been given the chop.
The exact position of the staff let go is unknown - development, admin, etc. SOE having issued a statement and refuse to give any more comment surrounding the announcement.
"In a move to increase operational efficiency and reduce costs, Sony Online Entertainment has eliminated 5% of its full-time workforce, equaling 41 people," said a statement, sent to .
"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." With the rise in MMO developers, hopefully they'll find work quick enough...