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Sony Cancels Eight Days, The Getaway

| 4 Jun 2008 15:44
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Sony has announced the cancellation of Eight Days and The Getaway, two games that were in development for the PlayStation 3 at Sony's London Studio.

"It has been agreed that production of both Eight Days and The Getaway will cease immediately due to the redistribution of the budget," the company said 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, resources should be reallocated to enhance those projects closer to completion."

Eight Days, a third-person shooter and driving game, first appeared at E3 2006, but only two promotional videos for the title had been shown prior to its cancellation. The Getaway for PlayStation 3, the third chapter in The Getaway franchise, was initially revealed at E3 2005, but like Eight Days, information regarding further progress was very slight. Sony was reported to be considering a movie adaptation of the property earlier this year.

Sony confirmed with CVG that both titles were "completely canceled" and would not be brought back for continued development at a future date. The company did say, however, that the studio itself, best known for the EyeToy and SingStar games, was not at risk. "WWS has a reputation for innovative and entertaining games," the statement said, "with titles such as LittleBigPlanet, SingStar, Buzz, EyeToy and Eye of Judgment, and will continue to push the boundaries on all PlayStation platforms."

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