WipEout Developer Shut Down By Sony

WipEout Developer Shut Down By Sony

Sony has closed down WipEout developer Studio Liverpool.

The firm will instead focus its investments on other studios working on “exciting new projects.”

“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 market place,” read a statement by the company. “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.”

Sony continued: “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 WWS 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.”

All existing projects for Studio Liverpool have been canned completely due to the developer’s closure. They were apparently working on a PS4 version of WipEout (according to Eurogamer), as well as a Splinter Cell style title.

To top