Sony is closing the UK's BigBig Studio right after it finished work on Vita launch title Little Deviants, following a regular review of SCE Worldwide Studios, Develop reports. The review also led to a restructuring of Sony's Cambridge studio, which will now work closely with Guerrilla Games to release a Killzone title on Vita.
Sony issued a statement to GamesIndustry about the closure: "It has also been proposed that BigBig Studio should be closed. BigBig have been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios since joining in 2007. However, it was felt that by focusing 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."
The number of people affected by BigBig's closure or the restructuring of Cambridge is unknown, but we hope it's tiny(tiny).