News broke yesterday that Sony is looking to decrease their workforce by about 5 percent, or 8000 jobs, over the next year and a half. These jobs are projected to come primarily from manufacturing plants, with specific targets of the downsizing to include Sony's mobile phone and LCD divisions. We are also hearing that Sony Computer Entertainment will be cutting jobs as well. While Sony is expected to review the PlayStation division of their business, Ten Ton Hammer has confirmed that Sony Online Entertainment will not be involved in the audit for downsizing.
Based on this, we have no reason to believe that any of the current titles or planned releases will be effected by the job cuts. However, we do anticipate more announcements from SOE regarding additional means of generating revenue.