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Sony closes Little Deviants studio, Cambridge division downsized

Tuesday, 10th January 2012 17:53 GMT By Stephany Nunneley

Sony has shuttered Little Deviant studio Bigbig, and has downsized its Cambridge division with remaining employees assigned to Guerilla Games to build Killzone titles for Vita.

The cuts made to both studios were confirmed to Develop, although it is unclear how many employees have been made redundant.

“We have reviewed and assessed all current projects and plans for the short and medium term and have decided to make some changes to European studios,” said Sony in a statement. “As a result of this, there will be a realignment of resource within the studio to ensure that the studio is in the best position to achieve this.”

Sony said BigBig had been an “important part of SCE Worldwide Studios” since it was enveloped in 2007, but felt closing the developers would help it focus “on other studios that are currently working on exciting new projects.” The firm added that by doing so, it would be in a “stronger position to offer the best possible content for our consumers.”

Little Deviants launches alongside Vita in February, while a date for Studio Cambridge’s Vita version of Killzone has yet to be announced.

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