Sony Closes Wipeout dev Studio Liverpool
Sony has confirmed it’s shutting Wipeout dev Studio Liverpool. We’ll be updating the info as we get it.
Sony shut down Wipeout dev Studio Liverpool
The tweet pictured is from Sandy Lobban, a programmer who lists Wipeout 2048 as his “last work”.
CVG have confirmed the closure “as part of a wider reorganisation”.
Sony have released the following statement:
“”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. 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 WWS and SCEE Departments.”