Concrete Genie Studio PixelOpus Is Closing Down

The studio will close on June 2nd Sony has said

Concrete Genie screenshot

PlayStation Studio PixelOpus, which is best known for the 2019 PS4 game Concrete Genie is closing down.

The studio posted a statement to Twitter last night saying that their “adventure had come to an end” and thanked players and fans for supporting them.

Dear friends, our PixelOpus adventure has come to an end. As we look to new futures, we wanted to say a heartfelt thank you to the millions of passionate players who have supported us, and our mission to make beautiful, imaginative games with heart.  We are so grateful!

Sony later confirmed in a statement to IGN that the studio was indeed shutting down and will close on June 2nd.

Sony’s statement to IGN is as follows:

PlayStation Studios regularly evaluates its portfolio and the status of studio projects to ensure they meet the organization’s short and long-term strategic objectives. As part of a recent review process, it has been decided that PixelOpus will close on June 2.

PixelOpus was formed in 2014 out of a development program operated by San Mateo Studios and initially consisted of 9 students from the program and two industry veterans who led the small team.

Prior to releasing Concrete Genie, PixelOpus also developed Entwined.

More recently, PixelOpus where developing a PS5 game in Unreal Engine 5 in collaboration with Sony Pictures Animation. However, that project now seems to be canceled.

It is not known if the staff at PixelOpus will be moved to other PlayStation Studios and projects. But from what I have seen of their games, they are certainly a talented bunch of folks who Sony should keep on the payroll.