Sony Liverpool To Be Closed
It is understood that Sony Liverpool is to closed its doors, as Sony have decided that its resources would be better served at other studio’s. The group is to be closed as part of a much wider company re-organisation.
In a company statement Sony said:
“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.”
The Liverpool studio started out in 1984 and was known as Psygnosis, developing numerous titles for the ZX Spectrum and the Commodore 64, eventually find their breakthrough title in Shadow of the Beast.
Sony bought the studio in 1993, where Studio Liverpool went on to create key Playstation franchises such as G-Force and Colony Wars.
Of course the Studio is best known for their WipEout series which first launched with the Original Playstation back in September 1995. Over the next decade or so there has been a total of 9 games released in the series with the latest being WipEout 2048 which was released earlier this year.
We know that Sony has lined up places for many of those affected at Studio Liverpool, however we wish all of those that do not have places lined up, all the best for finding suitable jobs swiftly.
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