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    News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    Continuing with its plan to trim the fat and reunify, in shocking proportions.
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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...verpool-studio

    "It has been decided that production on a number of projects within Studio Liverpool will cease immediately due to project prioritisation. Our North West Studio Group has been and will continue to be a vital cog in the WWS family, with a history of producing genre defining games such as MotorStorm, WipEout, Formula 1 and WRC and this decision will have no impact of the role that the North West Studio Group will play in the future of all PlayStation platforms."
    Think they`ve been living on borrowed time since jan 2010 tbh

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    Title should read 100 jobs??

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Title should read 100 jobs??
    Nope, 1000 jobs relate to the losses in Sweden - although the title is somewhat ambiguous on that point. It's not currently known whether any of the 100 devs from Liverpool will actually lose their jobs, or whether they'll just be relocated to other studios.

    At least, that's how I read the article...

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    I hope out of the ashes they reform as Psygnosis and start doing new games. Kickstarter would be an ideal place for them. Ah, 16 bit memories of Beast and Lemmings, the list is endless. Granted they did release most of their earlier titles on the 8 bit machines (C64, Spectrum & Amstrad etc) and they wernt visually as good but still they endured and were one of the top developers back in the day. A lot of the companies like Capcom, Imagine, Ocean, Sega etc at that time done mainly arcade conversions with a few new I.P's for the home market.

    These guys though done all new stuff, I wish them well and hope to see them releasing new titles in the future.

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Title should read 100 jobs??
    I had the same confusion, I used to work at Sony Liverpool and there was no way there was 1000 people there, even if you include all of the other departments (Studio Liverpool was only one department within the building and according to Sony the remaining departments are staying open). As someone has already pointed out, the 1000 includes Sony Mobile.

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    I'd love to see Lemmings brought back for Windows or the Xbox 360, had the DOS version in the early 90s and was hooked.

    I did find an unauthorised DHTML port on t'internet (you can google for it) and wasted a good few hours.
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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    now - who remembers ` ten pints`

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    Hard to believe that Studio Liverpool/Psygnosis is as old as I am. So many influential games throughout my gaming history.

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    Sad face, but just had to:

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    Re: News - Sony Mobile moves, Sony Studio Liverpool shuts, 1,000 jobs lost

    It died with in '98 with a restructuring of operations
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    I had totally forgotten about G Police, that was an AWESOME game!

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