Sony Computer Entertainment Europe to cut 160 employees

Posted by Mark Raby

London (England) - As many as 160 employees may be laid off from Sony Computer Entertainment Europe (SCEE), according to an internal memo that has been leaked to the media.

"SCEE has successfully faced a number of challenges throughout its history to become a leader of the videogame industry. However our industry is in the middle of a transition where some of the fundamentals of our business are changing," says the memo.  

It continues to say, "It is possible that there will be up to 160 redundancies in total across SCEE offices in the UK, WWS in Europe and in the Territories."

By the end of the day tomorrow, all people whose jobs are in jeopardy will be notified, and final decisions will be made after the company consults with each of them.

SCEE has been behind such Playstation hits as the EyeToy and Ape Escape.  It employs around 1900 people in its UK and territory offices.