PlayStation will close its Manchester games studio.
The firm confirmed to GamesIndustry.biz that it intends 'to close it as part of our efforts to improve efficiency and operational effectiveness'.
Sony's Manchester team was formed to create VR games back in 2015. The firm had been working on an unannounced VR project.
It is the third UK studio PlayStation has closed over the course of this generation, with Guerrilla Cambridge closing in 2017 and Evolution in 2016. Both studios had also worked on PlayStation VR projects before being closed.
Well that is a bummer. I've been waiting to see what this PSVR game was. They were just tweeting last week that they were hiring so this must've been a sudden thing.
I'm sure they made a move to Liverpool what's not far from Manchester
Damn it, I don’t want anything reducing vr tech. Nor software development of games. I realize there is a business to manage but I just want R&D and devs to continue.
It wouldn’t surprise me if there is a weird quietness from Sony about psvr2 over the first 18 months of ps5. I bet they try to ride out back compat psvr1 to see where the market goes.
At the most they could sell some nice new vr controllers that are over priced to gauge the market. Now I think about it didn’t move/Kinect sell 8m and they just released psvr sold 5m, maybe they are seeing that as a loss.
I just bought a oculus quest and want vr to keep growing.
Have they even made a game cause i looked them up and couldn't find anything since the studio opened up.