Sony Online Going To India?

Zapak and SOE Photo

Short answer. No way. There was a rumor going around this weekend about Zapak Digital Entertainment purchasing Sony Online Entertainment for $300 million and relocating the studios to India in order to reduce the cost of publishing a game. Sony Online head, John Smedley confirmed that the story is 100% false and aren’t even up for sale. He did mention though that Sony Online was talking to Zapak about distribution rights to one of their games. To be honest, the story sounded pretty fake to me as soon as I heard about it. Outsourcing to India, with a huge brand like Sony, just doesn’t sound like a smart idea. I sure hope it never comes to that anyway.

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