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Sony closing BigBig Studios, restructuring Cambridge

Little Deviants studio shuttered as Cambridge takes on Killzone Vita focus

Sony has confirmed that it is closing Leamington Spa studio BigBig, closely following its completion of Vita launch title Little Deviants.

As part of the same review process, Sony's Cambridge studio will be restructured and will be working closely with Amsterdam studio Guerilla to bring the Killzone franchise to Vita.

Sony has confirmed the closure to in a statement. It is not known how many staff will be affected by the closure.

"Regular reviews take place throughout SCE Worldwide Studios, ensuring that the resources that we have in such a competitive business can create and produce high quality, innovative and commercially viable projects," read the announcement.

"As part of this process, we have reviewed and assessed all current projects and plans for the short and medium term and have decided to make some changes to European Studios. It has been decided that Cambridge Studios will become closely linked with Guerilla Studios and as such will focus on bringing the Killzone franchise to PlayStation Vita.

"As a result of this, there will be a realignment of resource within the studio to ensure that the studio is in the best position to achieve this. It has also been proposed that BigBig Studio should be closed. BigBig have been an important part of SCE Worldwide Studios since joining in 2007. However, it was felt that by focusing on other Studios that are currently working on exciting new projects, we would be in a stronger position to offer the best possible content for our consumers."

It is not known if the Cambridge restructure will involve the loss of any employees.

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