Sony Online Entertainment (SOE) is closing its Denver, Seattle and Tuscon studios.
While SOE said it does not affect most game titles, development for The Agency, a MMORPG shooter where players become secret agents working for one of two global agencies has been terminated.
Any remaining employees will be relocated to SOE’s San Diego studio to continue work on Planetside and Everquest.
StarWars Online and Everquest development remain unaffected, all these titles are managed by SOE’s studio in Austin.
John Smeedly, the force behind the largest player defection in MMO history, with Star Wars Online’s NGE, a radical game engine redesign just days after Star Wars Online released a content pack, remains still employed.