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This is a discussion on Sony Liverpool Shut Down within the General PS3 Discussion forum, part of the Everything PlayStation; Sony's Liverpool studio, The developers of the Wipeout Series has been shutdown. The closure was was a part of a ...

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    Sony Liverpool Shut Down




    Sony's Liverpool studio, The developers of the Wipeout Series has been shutdown. The closure was was a part of a larger restructuring within the company. Founded in 1984 they are best known for games such as Shadow of the Beast, Demolition Derby, and Lemmings.

    Liverpool Studio hass been rumored to be working on Wipeout 4 for the PS4 but could now be cancelled.

    Sony has released an official statement

    "As part of SCE Worldwide Studios, we do regular reviews to ensure that the resources we have can create and produce high quality, innovative, and commercially viable projects in an increasingly competitive market place. As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current and planned projects for the short- and medium-term and have decided to make some changes to our European Studios.


    "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.
    "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.
    "Our Liverpool Facility will continue to operate, housing a number of other vital WWS!E and SCEE Departments.
    "This should not take anything away from the great work WWS are doing and the incredible games and services that we have made, and continue to make, both for this coming year and further in the future."



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    So, the assholes who gave us such abominations as WipEout and Lemmings are no more?



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    It's sad at times sure but they'll move on and maybe into a different Sony position elsewhere making games still...



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    Quote Originally Posted by Helyx View Post
    So, the assholes who gave us such abominations as WipEout and Lemmings are no more?

    I have never played wipeout, just didn't appeal to me. Lemmings was alright, i used to play back in the day. I also remember playing the 'Shadow of the beast' games on the commodore amiga.... that was a decent series of games.

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    Damn. I like the WipEout series.






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    So I was about to get wipeout HD, does this mean the online servers are down too?
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    thats what happens when you make f-zero clones

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    It lacked the childishness of F-Zero, so I wouldn't call them clones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zz383 View Post
    It lacked the childishness of F-Zero, so I wouldn't call them clones.
    both games contain races using metal vehicles that float off the ground and they race around the track at supersonic speeds and have boost pads.

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    Quote Originally Posted by The Secret Society View Post
    So I was about to get wipeout HD, does this mean the online servers are down too?
    No the servers won't go down just like when Zipper got closed down the Socom online didn't get shut down.

    But i was never a hardcore Wipeout fan but it was fun at times but really annoying on the hard levels but this is sad but there are only two companies that i want Sony to never close down are Naughty Dog and Sucker Punch(Also Zipper but they are already closed down because they are only ones who can make awesome army games)

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    Just checked the list of the games this studio made and realized I never played any of them, nor do I have any interest in playing them. Still sad to see another studio shut down though.

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    This is sad. I've been a fan since they were Psygnosis. Aside from the Wipeout series, Lander, Discworld and Destruction Derby were games that entertained me for hours on end. Those games were class.


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    no fucking way. this has to be sony's worst decision in a long time.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    thats what happens when you make f-zero clones
    Oh yeah you would say that Nintendo Fanboy

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    Man that sucks. I only played a few of their games throughout my gaming history but still it's such a shame that they're closing .





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    Quote Originally Posted by parkerdip View Post
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    I'm actually kinda gutted about this. Wipeout was one of my favorite titles, plus Destruction Derby, Lemmings and the SNES/Genesis Toy Story game.

    Sad to see 'em go.

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    Aww man. I enjoyed playing WipEout HD after getting the plat, and I'm looking forward to getting WipEout 2047 for the Vita.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Ps360 View Post
    both games contain races using metal vehicles that float off the ground and they race around the track at supersonic speeds and have boost pads.
    I guess that makes every game a clone of every other game, since all games are essentially exactly the same when you remove all the details and go to the core of the gameplay.
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    It's a shame that they closed the studio. But Sony will find a another one for there WipeOut series. No way they drop this one.

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