Sony surprisingly closes Manchester Studio


of Dominik Zwingmann
Less than five years after it was founded, Sony announced the end of Manchester Studios in the UK. The team was tasked with developing a PSVR project that is unlikely to appear anymore. Generally speaking, the studio has not released a game since its inception in 2015.

Sony executives have decided to close PlayStation's Manchester Studios. This information comes from a current website report GamesIndustry.biz out. The decision was made to improve, among other things, the "operational efficiency of the company". It wasn't until 2015 that the team was brought together in Manchester to develop PSVR games.

Since then, the studio has been working on an unknown project that may have been put on hold. Incidentally, it is not the first developer studio in the UK that Sony has closed in recent years. Accordingly, operations at Evolution Studios were discontinued in 2016 and at Guerilla Cambridge a year later. Both companies – like Manchester Studios – were commissioned with a new PSVR project. With Media Molecule (Dreams) and London Studio (Blood & Truth), only two Sony first-party teams remain in the UK.

Source: GamesIndustry.biz

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