PlayStation’s London Studio, Developer of Blood and Truth to Close

Singstar developer faces closure with it’s online co-op game assumed to be cancelled

London Studio logo inbetween key art for PlayStation VR worlds and Blood and Turth

PlayStation has announced today that its studios will face massive layoffs across its PlayStation Studios workforce. The layoffs affect big-name studios like Naughty Dog and Spider-Man 2 developer Insomniac Games. But PlayStation Studio chief Herman Hulst has also announced that London Studio is to close completely.

Hulst broke the devastating news earlier today on Sony Interactive Entertainment’s corporate blog. Games Journalist Jason Schrier, writing on Bloomberg said that the layoff numbers were 900 employees across PlayStation’s global workforce.

According to London Studio’s Wikipedia page, the developer was formed in 2002 when Team Soho merged with Psygnosis Camden Studio.

London Studio developed many great games for PlayStation over the years across a range of PlayStation consoles from PS2, and PS3 to PS Portable and PlayStation VR. The studio developed the SIngstar series as well as a range of eye toy games. For PlayStation VR, it developed the superb PlayStation VR Worlds demo disc and the excellent PSVR action game Blood and Truth.

concept art from London Studio's untitled online co-op combat game set in a modern fantasy London
Concept art from London Studio’s untitled online co-op combat game set in a modern fantasy London

More recently, the studio was developing an online co-op combat game set in a modern fantasy London. That game is presumably now cancelled.

Devastating news indeed today for all the staff affected by these layoffs. The news of London Studio’s closure comes particularly hard for PSVR2 fans hoping for a Blood and Truth PSVR2 port or a sequel. As hopes of that happening now seem slim to none.

PlayStation Fanatic wishes all the workers affected by today’s news all the best for the future. You can learn more about London Studio on their website.