I... don't get why they close some studios and then open new ones.
They have run down Psygnosis/studio liverpool and yet here they are opening new studios. I like tat theres new studios but i don't get how not to try and salvage what you got rather than open a new one.
It's harder to attract new and better talent with stagnating studios like Liverpool ...
Salvage how ? Just how many game developers and their families are willing relocate to another studio ? Sony has to draw the line otherwise they'll end up with investing in duds like how Microsoft bought Rare today who has no worthwhile talent ... (same with Lionhead)
Sony should see their game studios as investments so having a lenient relationship with them breaks the chain of command and respect that they have for Sony. I don't blame them for closing down studios when all Sony wants and ideally all businesses want are results so a boss has to make hard decisions like firing bad employees or in the extreme case for Sony, that would be closing down mediocre studios ...