Sony's Studio Liverpool Closes
-Eric Lee Lewis
Sad news strikes the gaming world again. Sony’s Liverpool Studio has officially shut down. Studio Liverpool was responsible for many good games and most recently worked on the WipeOut series. Good luck to all of those that lost their jobs. Our thoughts are with you.
Here is the official statement from Sony: “As part of SCE Worldwide Studios, we do regular reviews to ensure that the resources we have can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects in an increasingly competitive marketplace. As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current and planned projects for the short and medium term and have decided to make some changes to our European Studios.”
“It has been decided that Liverpool Studio should be closed. Liverpool Studio has been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios since the outset of PlayStation, and have contributed greatly to PlayStation over the years. Everyone connected with Liverpool Studio, past and present, can be very proud of their achievements.”
“However, it was felt that by focusing our investment plans on other Studios that are currently working on exciting new projects, we would be in a stronger position to offer the best possible content for our consumers.”
“Our Liverpool Facility will continue to operate, housing a number of other vital WWSE and SCEE Departments.”
“This should not take anything away from the great work WWS are doing and the incredible games and services that we have made, and continue to make, both for this coming year and further in the future.”