Guerrilla Games Cambridge Will Close, Sony Will ‘Restructure’ European Studios
Developer of Rigs and Killzone Mercenary shut down.
Man, 2017 hasn’t exactly been off to a great start for games and studios. According to GamesIndustry.biz, who usually have a good track record for this kind of thing, Guerrilla Cambridge, known best for Killzone Mercenary on the PS Vita, will be shut down, with all employees being laid off.
In a statement to GamesIndustry, Sony called the move ‘regrettable,’ but also noted that it was ‘necessary’ for them, noting that Sony are making some ‘changes to their European studio structure’ to better meet their strategic goals. The statement also said that where possible, developers will be reallocated, and at least assisted with trying to find employment at other studios.
The decision does not affect Guerrilla Games proper, the folks behind Killzone and the upcoming Horizon. It is a real shame that this happened to Studio Cambridge- just last year, they delivered Rigs, which is arguably the best PSVR title to date. Let us hope that those affected by this move ill be able to get back on their feet quickly again.