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Mon, Aug 01, 2011 | 23:12 BST
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.
Sun, Mar 09, 2008 | 13:31 GMT
SCEE’s confirmed it’s going forward with a Getaway movie. The company is currently in talks with production companies and has a writer on board.
“We are certainly talking to production houses about a movie for the third game in the Getaway series,” said Getaway writer Katie Ellwood. “The story and game script for this one is very exciting, as is the writer we have on board. I’m afraid I can’t give any further information, other than to say: watch this space.”
The third game in the Getaway series was fist announced in 2006. Haven’t seen anything on it yet apart from a few pictures of a rendered London.