Sony Studio Liverpool facing restructure, possible layoffs

Talking to Develop, Sony has confirmed that their Studio Liverpool (Wipeout HD) will see some restructuring in the near future as part of “project prioritisation.”

“It has been decided that production on a number of projects within Studio Liverpool will cease immediately due to project prioritisation. Our North West Studio Group has been, and will continue to be, a vital cog in the WWS family, with a history of producing genre defining games such as MotorStorm, WipEout, Formula 1 and WRC,” a representative said in a statement. Sony did confirm though that “this decision will have no impact of the role that the North West Studio Group will play in the future of all PlayStation platforms.”

It is Develop’s belief, and unfortunately ours as well, that people might be losing their jobs should Sony not find a way to reallocate the people directly affected by this decision.