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Sony waves the chequered flag on Wipeout dev Studio Liverpool

Sony calls time on studio with a 28 year history

Sony has announced their decision to close the Wipeout developer Studio Liverpool.

Studio Liverpool began its life as Psygnosis way back in 1984 and it has produced 168 games over its entire lifespan from classic puzzler Lemmings to the Discworld point and click adventures to Destruction Derby and the critically acclaimed Wipeout series.

The closure comes as a particular surprise given that Studio Liverpool's latest release Wipeout 2048 on the PS Vita received critical as one of the Vita's most polished launch titles.

A statement from Sony explained, "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."

It continued, "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."

Thanks Develop Online.