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    Unhappy Studio Liverpool gone

    Not much more to add - news is emerging this morning that Sony have shut down development for good this time.

    So you can all look forward to some kind of Motorstorm/WipEout hybrid in the future when Mick Hocking decides to resurrect it at Evolution.

    Probably.

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    What on earth... not again...

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    Someone might want to close the other thread I made about this I am using my mobile and managed to miss this one sorry. Terrible news though we will miss you SL ...I'm not sure I'm looking forward to any Wipeout/Motorstorm cross bred game either it was a thought that crossed my mind when I saw the article .

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    It's true, it's been confirmed...

    http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/20...verpool-report

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    sad panda
    kotaku writeup here

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    I remember in 2009-2010 the same thing. And even was mixed with Evolution Studios. Nobody told anything more, just it was merged with Evolution Studios. Only in this site i saw that this "staff reduction" was not so big, and was only a few directors or chief programmers or whatever.
    And then, the following year i see the SL logo in the trailer of the newest WipEout 2048. What happened here?

    I don't want to see the following sh*t again, even if really Sony confirmed it.

    Really 2048 sales were too low? Or maybe that Vita is the one causing that trouble not selling the expected?

    If is this really true, first party Sony's games decreased my interest. Well, i'm not even interested in Uncharted. Just WipEout is one.

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    Anything could've happened to them.

    "It has been decided that Liverpool Studio should be closed. Liverpool Studio has been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios since the outset of PlayStation, and have contributed greatly to PlayStation over the years. Everyone connected with Liverpool Studio, past and present, can be very proud of their achievements".

    And of course, closing that studio down is the most smartest thing they could do(!)

    "However, it was felt that by focusing our investment plans on other Studios that are currently working on exciting new projects, we would be in a stronger position to offer the best possible content for our consumers."

    Exciting new projects? Where are they? Subjective opinion aside, I don't see any real innovation from you, and I can't help but feel that we'll never see that again.

    Maybe I'm not looking in the right place, maybe I'm longing for the days when we were customers and not consumers, but this just doesn't sit right.

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    The video game markets have changed. Free to play games with with buy in game goods. Are putting a real hurt on the gaming industry.
    Wipeout may return in the new format, or it may return when 4K TV emerges with the PS4. Studio Liverpool has 12 to 18 months invested in a new Wipeout. Sony may release it for use on multiple platform or just shelve it.
    Wipeout set the standard for exciting futuristic racing game play. It has achieved a 28 year run making it a legend.
    I wouldn't count on Wipeout disappearing altogether.

    I had a wonderful time racing with all the online competitors. I wasn't the fastest or the best. I raced to be part of a community that never could exist anywhere but in the imaginations of a select few. Thanks to all for allowing me to escape my mortal bounds.
    Death is not the end, a new adventure begins.
    shout out to Lurifaxflux

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    seems pretty abrupt, a sad undignified end to a company and its people that gave so much to help make the playstation what it is

    hopefully all those affected can be relocated elsewhere, redundancy sucks big time.

    long live the zone!

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    Wipeout was one of those games that kept playstation fans loyal to them and now this?
    PS4 will be the final nail in the coffin for sony... even if another company picks Wipeout up i doubt it will ever be the same again.
    Boycott PS4, they may save a few quid by shutting down studio liverpool but hopefully sony will lose a huge number of loyal day 1 purchasers of there consoles.
    Goodbye studio liverpool lets bring sony to its knees.

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