PlayStation’s London studio has closed after 20 years

May 21, 2024 by No Comments

After 20 years, PlayStation’s London studio has officially closed its doors. The closures come as part of Sony’s previously announced layoffs, which saw 900 job losses.

Goodbye, studio Tiki was takenwitter One last message to share.

“For over twenty years London Studio has been home to some of the most extraordinarily talented and amazing people in the games industry,” the studio said.

“As we close the doors and everyone moves on to new adventures, we want to say a heartfelt thank you to all our past and present players and colleagues who have supported us over the years. We had a wild and wonderful trip!

Over 20 years, PlayStation’s London studio was best known for making games for the console’s EyeToy accessory in the mid-2000s before developing the SingStar franchise. It also developed two games for PlayStation VR: PlayStation VR Worlds and Blood & Truth.

In 2024, the gaming industry lost 10,000 jobs in the first five months. About 10,500 people lost their jobs in the industry in 2023.

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