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Mon, Aug 15, 2011 | 15:10 BST
A video has emerged on YouTube of what appears to be gameplay footage of SCE London’s canned PS3 exclusive Eight Days. The video states that the footage is “pre-production work-in-progress” and starts off in a level in the desert, showing off the game’s cover system at work. It also features gun fights and ends off with a chopper mowing down buiildings. The video isn’t very clear but certainly seems legit. If Sony has something to announce during their GamesCom presser, we’ll be there to cover it live. Watch it after the break.
Mon, Aug 01, 2011 | 23:12 BST
Mon, Oct 05, 2009 | 13:50 BST
SCEE Studio London producer Nicolas Doucet has revealed in an interview with Gamekult that The Getaway 3 and Eight Days weren’t canned, but were in fact “put aside”.
The assumption was that both games were swept under the rug for EyePet and were subsequently canned. However, that now doesn’t seem to be the case.
“I would not say they were abandoned, just put aside. Much work had been done. The studio just wanted to focus on its strengths, EyeToy and SingStar. Given the potential of EyePet, priorities have been changed, but it is not a “death” of other projects. Ultimately, this decision has benefited everyone.”
Doucet also revealed that they were both in the halfway stage of development.
More through the link.
Mon, Aug 31, 2009 | 11:05 BST
Remember Eight Days?
You know, the game that Sony showed at E3 2006, with a pre-rendered trailer that tried to fool us as a real-time gameplay trailer? Yeah, that Eight Days.
It got canned, don’t you know. But now, all we have left is these leaked screens and videos which have come out. The screens also show that Gary Oldman and Ving Rhames were going to be forming a part of the cast for the game.
They make us wish this wasn’t canned for EyePet – that is if the apparent myth is true.
Find the screens and videos over at Game Particles.
Mon, Nov 17, 2008 | 22:29 GMT
Sat, Sep 20, 2008 | 19:58 BST
After the break. Obviously, Eight Days was cancelled by Sony along with The Getway earlier this year, but this movie shows plenty of promise, even if it is only a look at cover animations.
Why of why oh why, etc. Take a look.
Update: Looks like the powers that be have pulled the video from YouTube. Sorry about that.
Update 2: It’s back! Thanks Whizzo!
Tue, Jun 17, 2008 | 07:30 BST
Nice to have some solidity among the scuttlebutt. Following confirmation this morning that Michael Denny has been promoted to SVP, Worldwide Studios Europe, SCEE has confirmed that the decision to can London Studios games Eight Days and The Getaway came from the higher-ups.
“It was a global decision,” said a rep when asked if Denny personally made the move.
Denny reports into Phil Harrison’s replacement, Shuhei Yoshida.
Eight Days and The Getaway were dropped in early June, with SCEE putting the cancellations down to “redistribution of resources and budget”.
Wed, Jun 04, 2008 | 21:46 BST
Update: SCEE’s just issued the following on this: “We’re not going to make any further comment over what’s been said in the statement. We believe it sums it all up.”
Sony’s announced that development of Eight Days and The Getaway has been cancelled.
“It has been agreed that production of both Eight Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of resources and budget,” said the company in a statement.
“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.
“Worldwide Studios has a reputation for innovative and entertaining games, with titles such as LittleBigPlanet, SingStar,Buzz, EyeToy and Eye of Judgement, and will continue to push the boundaries on all PlayStation platforms.”
More through the link.
Mon, Apr 28, 2008 | 13:02 BST
According to this Guardian piece, based on a visit to SCEE in London, Eight Days is only now hitting full production.
Moving up from floor to floor, we see Eight Days – which is just ramping up to full production. To get an idea of the scale of development required on next-gen consoles, the team, currently numbering 63, will expand to about 80 with a further 40 or so outsourced workers. A small team is working on pre-production for the next iteration of The Getaway, in preparation for being joined by the bulk of the Eight Days team when the latter is completed.
“The idea is to have two pre-production teams and one production team, which flips onto whatever product, at that point of time, is ready to have that team working on it,” says Eight Days senior producer Phil James.
The action game was announced in 2006, we believe. Might take a while, then.
Fri, Feb 29, 2008 | 07:30 GMT
Sorry, we fucked this up. The game we were describing in this story was Eight Days, not the secret Sony game the BBC saw last week along with Motorstorm 2, which, according to this, is Tears of Blood.
There’s plenty in that PS3Informer report on an Eight Days demo, which, as we said earlier, is starting to sound extremely interesting. The game’s based on a cop-robber team racing across America seeking revenge, with apparently dynamic storyline mechanics and the most expansive map, well, ever.
That piece says that the name has indeed been changed from Eight Days, but the author won’t say what to.
More on this very soon. Sounds like the lid’s about to come off.