Sony scraps The Getaway, Eight Days
- Posted June 4th, 2008 at 10:51 EDT by Michael Harradence
Sony’s London Studio has revealed that development of the highly anticipated PlayStation 3 titles The Getaway and Eight Days has been cancelled.
The company confirmed that the decision was made due to a recent budget re-evaluation for the studio, with the firm now putting all resources previously dedicated to the two blockbuster games into projects that are nearer to completion.
"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 firm in a statement issued today.
“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."
This will no doubt come as a major blow to PS3 owners, especially considering it was only recently that The Getaway had surfaced after a lengthy hiatus, with Eight Days have been confirmed as “gearing up to full production” just a few months ago.