Sony pulls Pain studio Idol Minds off Warrior's Lair project

GamesIndustry - Sony has today confirmed to GamesIndustry International that Idol Minds, the team that developed the popular Pain title on PSN, will no longer be attached to the dungeon-crawling title Warrior's Lair. A Sony Computer Entertainment America spokesperson told us that the project has been moved in-house to San Diego studios.

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Dante1122393d ago (Edited 2393d ago )

San Diego studios, do Warrior's Lair justice. It's one of the main games that I've been looking forward to playing on the Vita. Sony has really been putting the hammer down lately on the development side of gaming. Guess they really are reconstructing and keeping an eye on their gaming divisions.

Edit: They seem pretty cool. They made Modnation Racer and MLB The Show 2011/12 for the PS3.

Godchild10202393d ago

Sony has been doing a lot of spring cleaning as of lately. I just hope the game doesn't get pushed back even further because of the change of Development.

I want to find out what will they be working on next or will they get shut down as well and will Sony have both Studio names on the box and in the credits. I'm sure they will.

Dante1122393d ago (Edited 2393d ago )

I don't think they will get rid of Idol Minds lol. They were (and still are) making the Ratchet & Clank Collection as well, that's coming to the PS3. They probably made the move to help with the development of Warrior's Lair and speed up the development and release of the Ratchet & Clank Collection.

NewMonday2393d ago

maybe they see a bigger potential for the game, i hope they give it a big deep story like Plainscape and Baldurs Gate, and not just another straight forward H&S.

i it will also be smart to release it on PC with Steam support, it will be cross playable between PC,PS3 and Vita and will get a big community

sarshelyam2393d ago

I have to say, I'm with Dante112 on this one. It's that logic that will earn you disagree's around these parts. Be careful! :)

GribbleGrunger2392d ago

lol... he has got a point and you're right

gtxgamer22393d ago

Hopefully Sony doesnt close down another studio

CGI-Quality2393d ago (Edited 2393d ago )

What other studio is in the state that Zipper was in? Have to know all the variables before any conclusions can be drawn.

As I've been saying, people worry too much. Sony knows what they're doing, and if Zipper wasn't making the company any money, the best choice is to disband the team and move on.

There's still the possibility of other acquisitions, such as Quantic Dream. Though, again, too many unknowns at the moment - but from where I'm sitting, seems like Sony is restructuring as they said they were.

gtxgamer22393d ago

The only thing im worried about is peoples jobs being lost.

QuantumWake2393d ago

Didn't Sony also close BigBig studios this year?

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r212393d ago

oh, i thought the game was cancelled according to the title. glad it isnt.

ironmonkey2393d ago

not making any money from them, shut em down.

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