Some top-tier Sony titles come from the UK, including MotorStorm and WipeOut. Development teams in the country are taking a hit though, as Sony closes several project across the UK.
A statement issued to Games Industry reads: “It has been decided that production on a small number of projects within London Studio, Studio Liverpool, and Evolution Studios will be streamlined or closed due to a portfolio review and project prioritisation. This decision was made following an internal review of all games and it was deemed that with the incredibly strong list of exclusive first party titles coming up both this year and in the near future, resource should be reallocated to enhance those projects closer to completion.”
Seems like a less is more approach. It’s a shame seeing as new projects from studios like Evolution had been talked up a fair bit, but maybe they’ll come further down the line. “The affected first party studios have been and will continue to be vital assets within the WWS family, and have a history of producing genre defining games such as MotorStorm, WipEout, SingStar and EyePet. This decision will have no impact on the role that our first party studios will play in the future of all PlayStation platforms.”