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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:04   #1
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Sony closes Studio Liverpool

So long, Psygnosis.
http://www.bit-tech.net/news/gaming/...io-liverpool/1
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:06   #2
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Whaaat, no more Wipeout?!
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:17   #3
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Whaaat, no more Wipeout?!
Probably likely that it'll be more Wipeout made by someone else instead. Although I'm not sure how much of a golden goose Wipeout is for Sony these days.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:21   #4
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Huh, well bloody hell. I can only hope the visionaries behind Wipeout, Destruction Derby etc are being re-appropriated elsewhere in the group. Presumably, XDev (LBP, Motorstorm, Buzz!) are also affected?
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:29   #5
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Whaaat, no more Wipeout?!
Probably likely that it'll be more Wipeout made by someone else instead. Although I'm not sure how much of a golden goose Wipeout is for Sony these days.
Ugh, probably just as bad. Wipeout has been doing well on the PS3/Vita with 2048 and HD/Fury, and I was hoping for the next game on the PlayStation 4.
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Well that brings back memories of Colony Wars and G-Police. I still have them too, nobody else made space combat quite like that.
Oh well, sell out to the big boys, suffer the consequences eventually.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 13:43   #7
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Lets not forget the fantastic Red Zone, brilliant for it's time.
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RIP Psygnosis. G-Police, Colony Wars and Wipeout were some magnificent series.

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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 14:23   #10
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G-Police!! Omg id forgotton about that game completely, used to be great fun. What a shame
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Does this mean I have to finally stop waiting for another game in the Barbarian franchise?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Barbarian_(Psygnosis)

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I hadn't heard of Psygnosis for ages, mainly because Wipeout has only been for Sony things recently.

Thanks for the lemmings though, im sure the quantity of time I spent playing Lemmings as a child has been instrumental in the development of my problem solving skills.
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http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...verpool-studio

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"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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http://www.gamesindustry.biz/article...verpool-studio Think they`ve been living on borrowed time since jan 2010 tbh
As do I - which is sort of why I included that self-same press statement right in the middle of the article.
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Old 22nd Aug 2012, 14:59   #15
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I'd forgotten about G- Police! Amazing game!
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I loved Gpolice and Wipeout. Its sad to see the studio go but i would love to see revamped versions on pc taking advantage of the lastest hardware's abilities.
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G-Police was one of those defining games on the PSX for me, it's just as important in my gaming history as Crash 3 or MGS. Happy times.
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Farewell Psygnosis - You made some of the best games on the Amiga (Hired Guns, Shadow of the Beast, Lemmings, Agony) with some of the best intros at the time.
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