Disgruntled former employee questions Sony's priorities.
Sony is sending titles out to die this holiday season, recently laid-off Sony PR man Will Powers has claimed on Twitter.
Powers removed his comments, but not before Destructoid copied down everything.
"You have to wonder what the hell PlayStation was thinking laying off more than half of their software PR team going into the holiday season," he said. "In typical fashion they're sending titles out to die, because they have no PR support - LBPK, Sports Champions 2, Wonderbook.
"Worst part is, the PR department was already under-staffed. I feel sorry for those that remain there, because their workload just doubled. PR is non-revenue generating, but has a very low operating cost in relative terms to their results. Laying off to cut costs makes no sense."
It's a move Powers believes will actually cost Sony more money.
"Already, they outsourced entirely too much work to overpriced agencies, so laying off is only going to exacerbate an existing problem. The point of having external agencies is so that you can scale back without layoffs, not layoff so you can ramp-up. Internal PR teams have product loyalty and only serve one master. Neither can be said about agencies, although there are some select people."
Powers also hit out at Sony's handling of PS Vita: "You have to question the priorities of the company as a whole - What [is] the point of AdHoc multiplayer when no one has a Vita?"
"Sony in general is serving too many masters. Each company should operate autonomously. PlayStation shouldn't suffer b/c TVs are overpriced.
"This is all being said, because I genuinely like and care about the PS product, but they're being hamstrung from success internally."
Sony may not have the strongest Q3/4 line-ups we've ever seen, but all three titles which Powers claims have been sent to die have been seen pretty regularly on the official Sony blogs, so there's clearly some level of PR support there.