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[Kotaku] Sony's MMO Studio Confirms Massive Layoffs, Closes the Book on The Agency

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Yesterday's rumors have proven true, as Sony Online Entertainment confirms 205 cut positions, the closure of three studio locations, and puts the final bullet in the head of massively multiplayer online spy game The Agency.

In an official statement delivered to Kotaku this afternoon, Sony Online Entertainment outlines the strategic decision that resulted in the unemployment of more than two hundred people and the shuttering of studios in Denver, Seattle, and Tucson.
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post #2 of 11
And nothing of value was lost.
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Quite sad to see 205 employees lose there job and all that work they contributed to a title is gone, cancelled. MMOs are very risky to release and it seems like more are dropping like flies. I'm sure that a lot of those employees will be picked up by other studios hiring.
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I have never heard of this game...
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post #5 of 11
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I have never heard of this game...
Me neither, and since it was under the auspices of SOE, I'm glad I haven't.
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post #6 of 11
EverQuest came bundled with a Vaio I bought in 2000 lol.
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You know as successful as WoW was, Everquest is the cream of the crop as far as MMORPGs go. If they developed a true sequel to that (EQ2 was supposed to compete with WoW) I would pick it up in a second.
The MMORPG genre's will has been bent towards the casual player and as much as I am enjoying Rift right now I can't see it's life being too long if they don't start pumping out some content.
I need a good hardcore MMORPG with massive raid events being the draw, I don't mind the grind if the rewards are worth it, in fact I love the grind because it keeps you in to the game a bit more and filters out the casual whiners.
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post #8 of 11
Had a friend that worked at the Denver studio. Sad to see both Gazillion and now SOE leave Colorado.
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post #9 of 11
Huh, I was only aware of one game studio in Colorado, and I don't even know if they are in business any more.
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post #10 of 11
they probably looked at DCU Online's numbers and realized it was a terrible idea to put another MMO on ps3.

they should have closed the doors after they tried to WoWize and PS2ize SWG though. it was all downhill after that.
    
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