Sony closes its Manchester Studio which was working on an unannounced PSVR title

By Sean Carey,
Sony is to close its Machester based games studio after five years of being in business as part of an effort to "improve efficiency". The studio was reportedly working on an unannounced PlayStation VR title.

PlayStation VR Manchester Studio

In a statement provided to gamesindustry.biz, Sony said that it intends "to close it as part of our efforts to improve efficiency and operational effectiveness". It is believed that all staff at the studio have been made redundant.

The news leaves just two first-party Sony development studios in the UK including Media Molecule, behind games such as the upcoming Dreams and the Little Big Planet series and SIE London Studio who recently released the VR title, Blood & Truth.

Sony previously closed Guerilla Cambridge in 2017 after 22 years of business and Evolution in 2016 — both were said to be working on PlayStation VR titles.
Sean Carey
Written by Sean Carey
Hey everyone! I'm Sean. I have been writing gaming content for various outlets over the past few years while studying a degree in Journalism. I grew up on everything PlayStation — mainly Metal Gear Solid, with a brief foray into the world of Xbox. Nowadays, you'll find me mainly playing multiplayer PC games such as Mordhau, but with the recent addition of the Xbox Games Pass for PC, I'm looking forward to improving my TA Score and completion percentage!