RIGS Studio Guerrilla Cambridge to Close Says Sony

RIGS Studio Guerrilla Cambridge to Close Says Sony

Guerrilla Cambridge, the developer behind Playstation VR title, RIGS: Mechanized Combat League, is to close according to Sony.

Publisher Sony said the following in a statement:

“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.”

The studio was formed as SCE (Sony Computer Entertainment) Cambridge Studio in 1997 when Sony acquired Millennium Interactive in Cambridge, England.

In 2013, the company was restructured and brought under the Guerrilla Games subsidiary as the studio worked on Killzone: Mercenary for Playstation Vita.

Guerrilla Cambridge

Other games the studios worked on over their 20-year period in the games industry were action-adventure hack-and-slash game MediEvil and its sequel for the original Playstation and LittleBigPlanet on the Playstation Vita.

Sony also alluded to its continued support of Playstation VR and that the decision in no way reflects the developers’ contributions over the years:

“It is regrettable that this decision will lead to compulsory redundancies. Whilst we accept that this decision will mean that we risk losing high calibre staff, by focusing on other studios with exciting new projects in development, (including continued work on PlayStation VR), we believe we will be in a stronger position going forward and able to offer the best possible content of the highest quality to our players.

“This decision should not take anything away from the incredible games and services that Guerrilla Cambridge has delivered.”

This news comes after Sony announced in March 2016, that it was closing Driveclub developer Evolution Studios at which point racing game developer Codemasters acquired the development team.

Horizon Zero Dawn developer Guerrilla Games’ main studio in Amsterdam will not be affected by the closure.

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