Sony has confirmed that it has laid off a number of employees at its Sony Santa Monica studio, though the company would not say just how many employees are now out of a job, and reports indicate that the studio was forced to cancel at least one game project.
"SCEA can confirm that we have completed a reduction in workforce at Santa Monica Studio," confirmed the company in a statement. "This is a result of a cycle of resource re-alignment against priority growth areas within SCE WWS," Sony added.
"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."
The studio is best known for its work on the ultra popular God of War series for PS3, PSP, and PS Vita.