Sony has revealed plans to close its Liverpool studio 28 years after it opened its doors as an independent studio, according to CVG.
In a press release Sony stated that after an assessment of all European studios, it had decided to close Studio Liverpool. Sony said that the Liverpool site would remain in operation, as it is home to a number of Sony World Wide Studios and SCEE Departments.
Sony purchased Liverpool back in 1993 where the studio gave birth to exclusives franchises, Wipeout, G-Police, Formula One and Colony Wars. Sony Liverpool’s closing makes it the third PlayStation studio to be shut down this year.
Wipeout 2048 released for the PS Vita was the studio’s final production.