The previous reports of confusion amid the globalization efforts at Sony Interactive Entertainment appear to have yielded a round of significant layoffs for SIE Europe. Fewer layoffs affected SIE Americas.
Largelabs, the studio behind Aliens Vs. Cowmander, is a thriving indie studio between countries. Co-founders Karim Aboul-Enein and Sebastien Marty are cognizant of the biggest challenges ahead of them as developers: releasing engaging games for a mostly Middle Eastern audience.
SEGA's 'Searchlight' program proved a success at establishing a relationship between publisher and developer, and may point towards SEGA's future strategy to combat weakened financial quarters.