Sony Axes Numerous First-Party Titles

By Darryl Kaye on March 9, 2011, 1:55PM EDT

A number of first-party titles being developed by Sony's UK studios have been cancelled, leading to a number of redundancies and resource re-allocation.

The news comes from a statement issued by Sony which said "It has been decided that production on a small number of projects within London Studio, Studio Liverpool, and Evolution Studios will be streamlined or closed due to a portfolio review and project prioritisation.

"This decision was made following an internal review of all games and it was deemed that with the incredibly strong list of exclusive first party titles coming up both this year and in the near future, resource should be reallocated to enhance those projects closer to completion."

Sony assured gamers though, that the studios would remain a strong part of their Worldwide Studios, and that UK-based studios still have a big part to play.

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