In another Sony announcement made today, it appears that two games being developed by the internal London studios have now been potentially canned. The Getaway
and Eight Days
are now out of production, thanks to budgetary redistribution. Gamesindustry.biz have the full statement from Sony, in which they state that "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."
It's thought that this is a direct result of Phil Harrison's successor, Shuhei Yoshida, becoming President of Sony's Worldwide Studios. We heard relatively recently
from The Getaway
's lead writer that the game was still in production and UK newspaper The Guardian had a recent article
claiming Eight Days
was ramping up to full production, so it's disheartening to hear that the projects have been canned.[UPDATE] CVG states
that "A Sony UK representative assured CVG that both titles had been "completely cancelled", and so will not be rescued from the bin at a later date.