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Massive Cutbacks At SOE: Three Studios Closed, Huge Layoffs Elsewhere

The axe fell at the house Firiona Vie built today, as rum0rs have spread (many of which I can confirm anecdotally) that their Seattle studio (where the perpetually delayed The Agency title was in development) as well as their recently acquired collectible card gaming studios in Tuscon and Denver, have all been shuttered. Half of the Austin studio (which had just shipped DC Universe) and many employees at SOE’s headquarters in San Diego are said to have been let go as well.

My condolences for everyone looking for work in what are still lean times for the gaming industry.

Edit: Confirmation from SOE; 205 let go, The Agency cancelled.