Sony Santa Monica Hit by Layoffs

Sony's Santa Monica Studio, the development team behind God of War, has been hit by layoffs. 

The company confirmed the news to IGN and released the following statement:

SCEA can confirm that we have completed a reduction in workforce at Santa Monica Studio. This is a result of a cycle of resource re-alignment against priority growth areas within SCE WWS. We do not take these decisions lightly. However, sometimes it is necessary to make changes to better serve the future projects of the studio. We have offered outplacement services and severance packages to ease transition for those impacted.

Our thoughts go out to all those affected.

Between this and the recent layoffs at Irrational Games, there's going to be a whole lot of incredible talent available for hire.