In a statement released today by Sony, it was announced that SCE Studio Liverpool has been shut down. Founded as Psygnosis, the developer was best known for its work on the WipEout series.
"It has been decided that Liverpool Studio should be closed," reads the statement. "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 WWSE and SCEE Departments."
According to Eurogamer sources, Liverpool was making two PlayStation 4 games. One was a "dramatically different" WipEout title, while the other was said to be in the same vein as Splinter Cell and reportedly utilized motion-capture tech not unlike what Team Bondi used for LA Noire.
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