It has been reported that Sony Studio Liverpool has been closed. Founded in 1984 as Psygnosis the developer is responsible for the much loved Wipeout series as well as my favourite the Destruction Derby series.
Originally rumoured on GR Arcade forums the news has since been confirmed with a lead audio designer for Sony tweeting the news stating, “End of an era today for Studio Liverpool. Honoured to have been a part of it.” Back in 2010 the studio went under heavy restructuring following what Sony called “project prioritisation” cancelling a number of projects in the process.
We’re still waiting on an official comment from Sony themselves, but if true this is sad news indeed. More as we hear it.