Into every life, a little rain must fall.
In an effort to reduce costs and streamline its global workforce, Sony Online Entertainment has announced the closing of its Denver, Seattle, and Tucson studios. This will result in the loss of 205 jobs and unfortunately, the maneuver means SOE's promising project, The Agency , has been canceled. Instead, they're re-allocating resources to focus on two new MMOs based on their PlanetSide and EverQuest franchises. Sony also wants to make it clear that this move "will have no impact on SOE's current portfolio of live games." Therefore, if you're a fan of DC Universe Online , you needn't worry about losing one of your favorite games. The Agency was first revealed way back in 2007 but we hadn't heard much since that unveiling, and it seems the project wasn't far enough along to warrant further pursuit.
We never like reporting news like this, but when it comes to big business, it's never all roses.
Related Game(s): The Agency