PlayStation first-party studio and PlayStation VR developer Guerrilla Cambridge will be closed, says Sony.
According to a statement provided to Eurogamer, Sony had the following to say about the news.
“Within [Sony Interactive Entertainment] Worldwide Studios, we have a regular process of review in order to consider projects coming to completion and the deployment of resources […] In such a competitive landscape this enables us to continue to create and produce high-quality, innovative and commercially viable projects.
“Having reviewed and assessed all current projects and plans for the short and medium term, we have decided that in order to deliver on our strategic objectives, it is necessary to make some changes to the European studios structure.
“As a result, it has been decided that Guerrilla Cambridge Studio will close.”
Guerrilla Cambridge was most notably known for its MediEvil series on the original PlayStation, and most recently for its work on RIGS: Mechanized Combat League for PSVR. Guerrilla Games’ main studio is located in Amsterdam and its work on Horizon Zero Dawn will reportedly not be affected.
Even with Sony’s statement, it’s hard not to read into this closure just a little. RIGS was one of the most anticipated videogame experiences to release on PSVR, and it remains to be for those who have not yet adopted the hardware. I have no doubt that Sony will continue to support VR moving forward, but it’s a little strange to see them shutter one of the studios that created the most buzz for the system’s release.
Regardless, I believe I speak for MONG when I say that we sincerely wish all of those at Guerrilla Cambridge the best of luck in their careers.
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